Francisco Bru

1885 - 1962

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Francisco Bru Sanz (born 12 April 1885 – 10 June 1962), also known as Paco Bru, was a Spanish football player, referee and manager. As a footballer he played as a striker and midfielder for FC Internacional and as a defender for FC Barcelona, RCD Español and the Catalan XI. After retiring as a player, Bru became a referee and took charge of the 1916 and 1917 Copa del Rey finals. He later became the first ever manager of Spain, guiding them to the silver medal at the 1920 Olympic Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Bru has received more than 37,462 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Francisco Bru is the 831st most popular soccer player (up from 848th in 2019), the 864th most popular biography from Spain (down from 833rd in 2019) and the 65th most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Francisco Bru ranks 831 out of 16,880Before him are Knut Nordahl, Alexandre Pato, Gheorghe Popescu, Luis Artime, Sérgio Conceição, and Rainer Bonhof. After him are Nuno Gomes, Víctor Rodríguez Andrade, Carlos Kaiser, Diego Godín, Sachi Kagawa, and Friedrich Koncilia.

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Among people born in 1885, Francisco Bru ranks 98Before him are René Grousset, Alexandros Koryzis, Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Milan Vidmar, Aleksandras Stulginskis, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. After him are Liviu Rebreanu, Noman Çelebicihan, Josef Frank, Muslim Magomayev, Anton Flettner, and St John Philby. Among people deceased in 1962, Francisco Bru ranks 85Before him are Karl Rapp, Max Fabiani, Juan Belmonte, Milan Vidmar, Erik Scavenius, and Diego Martínez Barrio. After him are Indalecio Prieto, Pierre Benoit, Dhondo Keshav Karve, Franz Kline, Charles Galton Darwin, and György Orth.

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Among people born in Spain, Francisco Bru ranks 864 out of 2,932Before him are Diego Martínez Barrio (1883), Ermengol I, Count of Urgell (1000), Enrique Cerezo (1948), Manuel Orantes (1949), Andregoto Galíndez (910), and Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (1475). After him are Infante Gonzalo of Spain (1914), Francisco de Toledo (1515), Antonio López García (1936), Roberto Martínez (1973), Agobard (769), and José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones (1898).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Francisco Bru ranks 65Before him are Jacinto Quincoces (1905), Jordi Alba (1989), David Silva (1986), Pirri (1945), Jesús María Pereda (1938), and Miguel Reina (1946). After him are Roberto Martínez (1973), Mikel Arteta (1982), Álvaro Morata (1992), Txiki Begiristain (1964), Luis Arconada (1954), and Miguel Ángel Nadal (1966).