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. He was voted by IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics) as the greatest Spanish footballer and 30th greatest world footballer of the 20th century.Gento began his career at Racing Santander in 1952 and moved to Real Madrid the following season. He appeared in a joint record eight European Cup finals, winning a record six, as well as winning a record 12 La Liga titles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Gento has received more than 721,765 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Francisco Gento is the 21st most popular soccer player (up from 31st in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Spain (up from 105th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Francisco Gento ranks 21 out of 16,880Before him are Michel Platini, Cesare Maldini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, and Luis Suárez. After him are Lionel Messi, Bobby Charlton, Raymond Kopa, Sándor Kocsis, Rivellino, and Mário Zagallo.

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Among people born in 1933, Francisco Gento ranks 12Before him are Roman Polanski, Montserrat Caballé, Michael Caine, Yoko Ono, Charles K. Kao, and James Brown. After him are Nina Simone, Amartya Sen, Claudio Abbado, Abolhassan Banisadr, Tinto Brass, and Philip Roth. Among people deceased in 2022, Francisco Gento ranks 4Before him are Luc Montagnier, Sidney Poitier, and Monica Vitti. After him are Thích Nhất Hạnh, Meat Loaf, Olivia Newton-John, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Thierry Mugler, Lata Mangeshkar, Ricardo Bofill, and Peter Bogdanovich.

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Among people born in Spain, Francisco Gento ranks 71 out of 2,932Before him are Florentino Pérez (1947), Ferdinand VII of Spain (1784), Amancio Ortega (1936), Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895), Louis I of Spain (1707), and Luis Suárez (1935). After him are Lucan (39), Muhammad XII of Granada (1459), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475), Alfonso XII of Spain (1857), Abbas ibn Firnas (810), and Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Francisco Gento ranks 3Before him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895) and Luis Suárez (1935). After him are Ricardo Zamora (1901), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Xavi (1980), Carles Puyol (1978), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Telmo Zarra (1921), Carles Rexach (1947), Luis Enrique (1970), and Iker Casillas (1981).