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 145,195 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Eduard Streltsov is the 664th most popular soccer player (up from 679th in 2019), the 727th most popular biography from Russia (up from 774th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Eduard Streltsov ranks 664 out of 16,923Before him are Akira Matsunaga, Tadao Horie, Thomas Ravelli, Fernando Peyroteo, Tite, and Giorgio Chinaglia. After him are Attilio Demaría, Hans van Breukelen, Alberto Spencer, Alejandro Sabella, Rogério Ceni, and Mark van Bommel.

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Among people born in 1937, Eduard Streltsov ranks 136Before him are Mitsuo Kamata, Ted Nelson, Dick Dale, Valentin Bondarenko, Ratan Tata, and Naji al-Ali. After him are Alberto Spencer, Joseph Estrada, Lusine Zakaryan, Luciana Paluzzi, Giorgi Shengelaia, and Ned Beatty. Among people deceased in 1990, Eduard Streltsov ranks 87Before him are Wolfgang Schmieder, Xavier Cugat, Edmund Conen, Georgy Flyorov, Arthur Kennedy, and Tom Fogerty. After him are Attilio Demaría, Ronald Evans, Horst Sindermann, Naoto Tajima, Martin Ritt, and Michael Powell.

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Among people born in Russia, Eduard Streltsov ranks 727 out of 2,688Before him are Karl Lennart Oesch (1892), Eudoxia Streshneva (1608), Xenia of Saint Petersburg (1719), Vladislav Tretiak (1952), Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg (1847), and Nikolay Dobrolyubov (1836). After him are Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia (1879), Konstantin Pobedonostsev (1827), Olga Rozanova (1886), Olga Rubtsova (1909), Boris Stürmer (1848), and Duchess Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia (1586).


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