Arthur Friedenreich

1892 - 1969

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Arthur Friedenreich (18 July 1892 – 6 September 1969) was a Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He was nicknamed The Tiger or The Original "Black" Pearl, and was arguably the sport's first outstanding mixed-race player. He played when Brazilian football was still amateur, which lasted until 1933. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Friedenreich has received more than 249,950 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Arthur Friedenreich is the 63rd most popular soccer player (down from 52nd in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 36th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Soccer Player.

Arthur Friedenreich was a Brazilian footballer who is most famous for being the first player to score 100 goals in the Brazilian league.

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Among soccer players, Arthur Friedenreich ranks 63 out of 16,880Before him are Béla Guttmann, Paolo Rossi, Giacinto Facchetti, Nílton Santos, Vahid Halilhodžić, and Oliver Kahn. After him are Bobby Moore, Carlos Queiroz, Gianni Rivera, Mario Kempes, Silvio Piola, and Matthias Sindelar.

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Among people born in 1892, Arthur Friedenreich ranks 39Before him are Stefan Banach, William P. Murphy, Robert Ritter von Greim, Darius Milhaud, Shirō Ishii, and Andrey Yeryomenko. After him are Corneille Heymans, Bruno Schulz, Alexandre Koyré, Władysław Anders, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, and Bolesław Bierut. Among people deceased in 1969, Arthur Friedenreich ranks 25Before him are Princess Alice of Battenberg, Otto Dix, C. F. Powell, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Levi Eshkol, and Dominique Pire. After him are Witold Gombrowicz, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Sonja Henie, Josef von Sternberg, Moïse Tshombe, and Itzhak Stern.

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Among people born in Brazil, Arthur Friedenreich ranks 39 out of 2,067Before him are João Gilberto (1931), Djalma Santos (1929), Jairzinho (1944), Sebastião Salgado (1944), Nílton Santos (1925), and Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873). After him are Leônidas (1913), Rivaldo (1972), Bebeto (1964), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), and Roberto Carlos (1941).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Arthur Friedenreich ranks 17Before him are Ronaldo (1976), Romário (1966), Roberto Carlos (1973), Djalma Santos (1929), Jairzinho (1944), and Nílton Santos (1925). After him are Leônidas (1913), Rivaldo (1972), Bebeto (1964), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), and Zito (1932).