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Gérson de Oliveira Nunes, generally known as Gérson (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒɛʁsõ]; born 11 January 1941 in Niterói), nicknamed Canhotinha de ouro (literally: Golden left foot), is a Brazilian former association footballer who played as a midfielder. He won numerous national trophies with the club sides of Flamengo, Botafogo, São Paulo and Fluminense. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gérson has received more than 281,354 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Gérson is the 145th most popular soccer player (up from 200th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 73rd in 2019) and the 26th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Gérson was a Brazilian football player who played for the national team in the 1970s. He is most famous for scoring the only goal in the 1970 World Cup final against Italy.

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Among soccer players, Gérson ranks 145 out of 16,923Before him are Andrea Pirlo, Tsukasa Hosaka, Héctor Scarone, Takashi Kasahara, Yasuo Takamori, and Yozo Aoki. After him are Wolfgang Overath, Yasukazu Tanaka, József Bozsik, Saizo Saito, Aimé Jacquet, and Kaká.

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Among people born in 1941, Gérson ranks 69Before him are Bobby Moore, Otis Redding, Robert Forster, Milan Kučan, Riccardo Muti, and Jacques Perrin. After him are Aimé Jacquet, Graham Chapman, Lella Lombardi, Mohamed Ghannouchi, Vladimir Voronin, and Kyu Sakamoto.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Gérson ranks 60 out of 1,947Before him are Nise da Silveira (1905), Hélder Câmara (1909), Astrud Gilberto (1940), Vinicius de Moraes (1913), Gilberto Gil (1942), and Carlos Ghosn (1954). After him are Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (1846), Caetano Veloso (1942), Kaká (1982), Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), Fernanda Montenegro (1929), and Cafu (1970).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Gérson ranks 26Before him are Zito (1932), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Bebeto (1964), José Altafini (1938), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), and Ademir de Menezes (1922). After him are Kaká (1982), Cafu (1970), Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), Zizinho (1921), Neymar (1992), and Tostão (1947).