1952 - 1995

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Dirceu José Guimarães, known as Dirceu (Portuguese pronunciation: [dʒiʁˈsew]; 15 June 1952 – 15 September 1995), was a Brazilian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, notably for Botafogo and the Brazil national team as well as numerous Italian teams in the 1980s–early 1990s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dirceu has received more than 139,428 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Dirceu is the 758th most popular soccer player (up from 771st in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 189th in 2019) and the 78th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.56

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  • 2.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among soccer players, Dirceu ranks 758 out of 21,273Before him are Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga, Andrzej Szarmach, Mikel Arteta, Eduard Streltsov, Cesc Fàbregas, and Felipe Melo. After him are Ferran Olivella, Rogério Ceni, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Akgün Kaçmaz, Oleg Salenko, and Andrey Arshavin.

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Among people born in 1952, Dirceu ranks 139Before him are Clive Barker, Yuriko Koike, Uljana Semjonova, Lars Peter Hansen, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, and Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem. After him are Chuck Lorre, Roger Y. Tsien, Yoshitaka Amano, Paul Reubens, Rex Tillerson, and Marilyn Chambers. Among people deceased in 1995, Dirceu ranks 96Before him are Leila Mourad, Arturo Frondizi, Rudolf Peierls, Ida Lupino, Juan Carlos Onganía, and Pancho Gonzales. After him are Srinagarindra, Georgy Beregovoy, Viveca Lindfors, Selena, Mordechai Gur, and Theodor Wisch.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Dirceu ranks 178 out of 2,236Before him are Waldo Machado (1934), Nelson Freire (1944), Osvaldo Moles (1913), Maria Bueno (1939), Dida (1934), and Felipe Melo (1983). After him are Rogério Ceni (1973), Orlando Peçanha (1935), Sebastião Lazaroni (1950), Preguinho (1905), Café Filho (1899), and Venceslau Brás (1868).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Dirceu ranks 78Before him are Thiago Motta (1982), Jorginho (1964), Júlio César (1979), Waldo Machado (1934), Dida (1934), and Felipe Melo (1983). After him are Rogério Ceni (1973), Orlando Peçanha (1935), Preguinho (1905), Tita (1958), Thiago Silva (1984), and Alexandre Pato (1989).