Eduard Streltsov

1937 - 1990

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Eduard Anatolyevich Streltsov (Russian: Эдуа́рд Анато́льевич Стрельцо́в, IPA: [ɨdʊˈart ɐnɐˈtolʲjɪvʲitɕ strʲɪlʲˈtsof] (listen); 21 July 1937 – 22 July 1990) was a Soviet footballer who played as a forward for Torpedo Moscow and the Soviet national team during the 1950s and 1960s. A powerful and skilful attacking player, he scored the fourth-highest number of goals for the Soviet Union and has been called "the greatest outfield player Russia has ever produced". He is sometimes dubbed "the Russian Pelé".Born and raised in east Moscow, Streltsov joined Torpedo at the age of 16 in 1953 and made his international debut two years later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eduard Streltsov has received more than 166,363 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Eduard Streltsov is the 707th most popular soccer player (down from 664th in 2019), the 841st most popular biography from Russia (down from 726th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Eduard Streltsov ranks 707 out of 16,880Before him are Alfredo Foni, Waldo Machado, Santiago Cañizares, Orlando Peçanha, Pietro Rava, and Andreas Möller. After him are Noritaka Hidaka, Adriano, Waldemar de Brito, Bruno Conti, Alf Ramsey, and Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga.

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Among people born in 1937, Eduard Streltsov ranks 154Before him are John Kennedy Toole, Baden Powell, Alberto Spencer, Mintimer Shaimiev, Eduard Uspensky, and Ratan Tata. After him are Tung Chee-hwa, Viktor Ponedelnik, Naji al-Ali, Peter Stein, Viacheslav Chornovil, and Marie Dubois. Among people deceased in 1990, Eduard Streltsov ranks 88Before him are Thorbjørn Egner, Georgy Flyorov, Semyon Kurkotkin, Xavier Cugat, Joan Bennett, and Attilio Demaría. After him are Ronald Evans, Paul Tortelier, Horst Sindermann, Stefano Casiraghi, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, and Wolfgang Schmieder.

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Among people born in Russia, Eduard Streltsov ranks 841 out of 3,262Before him are Feodosia Morozova (1632), Arkady Rotenberg (1951), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962), Andrei Sinyavsky (1925), Nikolai Golitsyn (1850), and Dmitry of Tver (1299). After him are Alexey Sudayev (1912), Karl Lennart Oesch (1892), Vladimir Obruchev (1863), Yegor Gaidar (1956), Maria Yudina (1899), and Georgy Shpagin (1897).


Among soccer players born in Russia, Eduard Streltsov ranks 6Before him are Lev Yashin (1929), Rinat Dasayev (1957), Valentin Ivanov (1934), Igor Netto (1930), and Andrey Arshavin (1981). After him are Viktor Ponedelnik (1937), Mordechai Spiegler (1944), Slava Metreveli (1936), Oleg Salenko (1969), Sergei Salnikov (1925), and Anatoly Tarasov (1918).