Francisco Gento

1933 - 2022

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Francisco "Paco" Gento López (21 October 1933 – 18 January 2022) was a Spanish footballer who played as an outside left. A fast runner, Gento was referred to as the "Gale of the Cantabrian Sea" (Spanish: La Galerna del Cantábrico) in reference to his speed down the wing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Gento has received more than 846,728 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Francisco Gento is the 58th most popular soccer player (down from 21st in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from Spain (down from 71st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 67.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Francisco Gento has had the most page views in the with 121,558 views, followed by Italian (57,716), and English (38,960). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (96.77%), Breton (87.12%), and Bengali (57.98%)


Among soccer players, Francisco Gento ranks 58 out of 21,273Before him are Mario Kempes, Junji Nishikawa, Ricardo Zamora, Fernando Santos, Flórián Albert, and Roberto Carlos. After him are Roberto Mancini, Uwe Seeler, Luis Suárez, David Beckham, Roger Milla, and Nílton Santos.

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Among people born in 1933, Francisco Gento ranks 24Before him are Amartya Sen, Heinrich Rohrer, Philip Roth, Susan Sontag, Mako, and Elinor Ostrom. After him are Arno Allan Penzias, Jayne Mansfield, Krzysztof Penderecki, Paul Biya, Paul J. Crutzen, and Abolhassan Banisadr. Among people deceased in 2022, Francisco Gento ranks 23Before him are Monica Vitti, Ben Roy Mottelson, Vivienne Westwood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Robbie Coltrane, and José Eduardo dos Santos. After him are Uwe Seeler, Kane Tanaka, Sidney Poitier, Dietrich Mateschitz, Thích Nhất Hạnh, and Angela Lansbury.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Francisco Gento ranks 129 out of 3,355Before him are Paco de Lucía (1947), Francisco de Orellana (1511), Francisco Tárrega (1852), Ferdinand III of Castile (1199), Ricardo Zamora (1901), and Miguel Primo de Rivera (1870). After him are Princess Isabella of Parma (1741), Almanzor (930), Ibn Hazm (994), Pep Guardiola (1971), Vincent Ferrer (1350), and Martial (40).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Francisco Gento ranks 3Before him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895), and Ricardo Zamora (1901). After him are Luis Suárez (1935), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Luis Enrique (1970), Sergio Ramos (1986), Xavi (1980), Xabi Alonso (1981), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Iker Casillas (1981), and Carles Puyol (1978).