Carlos Alberto Torres

1944 - 2016

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Carlos Alberto "Capita" Torres (17 July 1944 – 25 October 2016), also known as "O Capitão do Tri", was a Brazilian football player and manager who played as an attacking right-sided full-back or wing-back. A technically gifted defender with good ball skills and defensive capabilities, he is widely regarded as one of the best defenders of all time. He also stood out for his leadership, and was an excellent penalty taker. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Alberto Torres has received more than 1,147,194 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 52 in 2019). Carlos Alberto Torres is the 27th most popular soccer player (up from 32nd in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 17th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Carlos Alberto Torres is most famous for being a professional soccer player. He played for Brazil's national team in the 1970 and 1974 World Cups.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 70.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Carlos Alberto Torres by language

Over the past year Carlos Alberto Torres has had the most page views in the with 152,404 views, followed by Portuguese (79,453), and Spanish (54,522). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (132.20%), Korean (117.26%), and Malagasy (93.67%)


Among soccer players, Carlos Alberto Torres ranks 27 out of 21,273Before him are Jairzinho, Koji Tanaka, Josef Bican, Lionel Messi, Rivellino, and Cesare Maldini. After him are Sócrates, Raymond Kopa, Just Fontaine, Lothar Matthäus, Mircea Lucescu, and Didi.

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Among people born in 1944, Carlos Alberto Torres ranks 14Before him are Jairzinho, Rutger Hauer, Barry White, Reinhold Messner, Ban Ki-moon, and Ernő Rubik. After him are Joe Cocker, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Miloš Zeman, Joe Frazier, Jimmy Page, and Alan Parker. Among people deceased in 2016, Carlos Alberto Torres ranks 19Before him are Imre Kertész, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Islam Karimov, and Cesare Maldini. After him are João Havelange, George Michael, Prince, Abbas Kiarostami, Jerome Bruner, and Nancy Reagan.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Carlos Alberto Torres ranks 15 out of 2,236Before him are Ayrton Senna (1960), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Jairzinho (1944), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), and Rivellino (1946). After him are Sócrates (1954), Didi (1928), João Havelange (1916), Getúlio Vargas (1882), Jorge Amado (1912), and Vavá (1934).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Carlos Alberto Torres ranks 8Before him are Garrincha (1933), Mário Zagallo (1931), Ronaldo (1976), Zico (1953), Jairzinho (1944), and Rivellino (1946). After him are Sócrates (1954), Didi (1928), Vavá (1934), Ronaldinho (1980), Djalma Santos (1929), and Romário (1966).