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Gabriel Batistuta

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Gabriel Omar Batistuta (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaˈβɾjel oˈmaɾ βatisˈtuta]; born 1 February 1969) is an Argentine former professional footballer. During his playing career, Batistuta was nicknamed Batigol ([batiˈɣol]) as well as El Ángel Gabriel ([el ˌaŋxel ɣaˈβɾjel]; Spanish for Angel Gabriel). Regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time, noted in particular for powerful strikes from volleys or from distance while on the run, in 1999, Batistuta placed third for the FIFA World Player of the Year award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gabriel Batistuta has received more than 4,286,951 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Gabriel Batistuta is the 73rd most popular soccer player (up from 92nd in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Argentina (up from 24th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Argentinean Soccer Player.

Gabriel Batistuta is most famous for being a retired Argentine footballer.

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Among soccer players, Gabriel Batistuta ranks 73 out of 16,880Before him are Mario Kempes, Silvio Piola, Matthias Sindelar, Gheorghe Hagi, Gianluigi Buffon, and Nándor Hidegkuti. After him are Hristo Stoichkov, Leônidas, Andriy Shevchenko, Alisha Lehmann, Rivaldo, and Gordon Banks.

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Among people born in 1969, Gabriel Batistuta ranks 8Before him are Jennifer Lopez, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani, Oliver Kahn, and Edward Norton. After him are Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Javier Bardem, Linus Torvalds, and Steffi Graf.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Gabriel Batistuta ranks 23 out of 1,019Before him are Omar Sívori (1935), Mercedes Sosa (1935), Carlos Menem (1930), Leopoldo Galtieri (1926), Mario Kempes (1954), and Carlos Reutemann (1942). After him are Marcelo Bielsa (1955), Guillermo Stábile (1905), Helenio Herrera (1910), Diego Simeone (1970), Richard Walther Darré (1895), and César Luis Menotti (1938).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Argentina

Among soccer players born in Argentina, Gabriel Batistuta ranks 6Before him are Diego Maradona (1960), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Lionel Messi (1987), Omar Sívori (1935), and Mario Kempes (1954). After him are Guillermo Stábile (1905), Helenio Herrera (1910), César Luis Menotti (1938), Daniel Passarella (1953), Luis Monti (1901), and Carlos Bilardo (1938).