Branko Zebec

1929 - 1988

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Branislav "Branko" Zebec (17 May 1929 – 26 September 1988) was a Croatian footballer and manager who played for Yugoslavia. In his heyday, Zebec fascinated the world with his performances at the World Cups in 1954 and 1958. With Partizan he won 3 Yugoslav Cups (1952, 1954, 1957). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Branko Zebec has received more than 127,696 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Branko Zebec is the 461st most popular soccer player (down from 360th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Croatia (down from 58th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Croatian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Branko Zebec ranks 461 out of 16,923Before him are Henri Delaunay, Pedro Petrone, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Gianfranco Zola, Andrés Escobar, and Ramón Díaz. After him are Claudio Gentile, Gianluca Vialli, Herbert Wimmer, László Bölöni, John Charles, and Sachi Kagawa.

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Among people born in 1929, Branko Zebec ranks 120Before him are John Polanyi, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Sam Nujoma, Menahem Golan, Anne Meara, and Robert Faurisson. After him are Alexis Weissenberg, Édouard Balladur, Kateb Yacine, Carlos Lacoste, Carlo Ubbiali, and Nureddin al-Atassi. Among people deceased in 1988, Branko Zebec ranks 56Before him are Giuseppe Saragat, Heo Jeong, Dino Grandi, Sergey Gorshkov, Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, and Raymond Dart. After him are Bacha Khan, Chico Mendes, Giacinto Scelsi, Trường Chinh, Anne Ramsey, and Renato Salvatori.

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Among people born in Croatia, Branko Zebec ranks 75 out of 518Before him are Vladko Maček (1879), Roberto Ferruzzi (1853), Zlatko Čajkovski (1923), Branko Lustig (1932), Archduke Wilhelm of Austria (1895), and Francesco Laurana (1430). After him are Petar Zrinski (1621), Tuone Udaina (1821), Siniša Mihajlović (1969), Goran Hadžić (1958), Krešimir Ćosić (1948), and Neda Ukraden (1950).


Among soccer players born in Croatia, Branko Zebec ranks 10Before him are Ilija Petković (1945), Stjepan Bobek (1923), Vladimir Beara (1928), Zvonimir Boban (1968), Luka Modrić (1985), and Zlatko Čajkovski (1923). After him are Mario Mandžukić (1986), Bernard Vukas (1927), Ivan Perišić (1989), Ivica Olić (1979), Alen Bokšić (1970), and Ivica Horvat (1926).