Gaetano Scirea

1953 - 1989

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Gaetano Scirea (Italian pronunciation: [ɡaeˈtaːno ʃʃiˈrɛːa]; 25 May 1953 – 3 September 1989) was an Italian professional footballer who is considered one of the greatest defenders of his generation and one of the greatest defenders of all time. He spent most of his career with Juventus Scirea is one of only six players in European football history to have won all international trophies for football clubs recognized by UEFA and FIFA. Scirea is also one of only nine players in the history of European football that won all three major UEFA football competitions, a feat he managed while playing with Juventus, the Italian club with which he spent the majority of his career, aside from two seasons with Atalanta. At international level, he played for the Italy national team for more than a decade, during which he was an undisputed member of Italy's defensive line-up, keeping Franco Baresi out of the national team for four years, until he retired in 1986. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaetano Scirea has received more than 564,317 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Gaetano Scirea is the 228th most popular soccer player (up from 337th in 2019), the 1,231st most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,612th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Gaetano Scirea ranks 228 out of 21,273Before him are Radomir Antić, Wolfgang Overath, Alessandro Costacurta, Rui Costa, Zbigniew Boniek, and Dani Alves. After him are Luís Figo, Marcel Desailly, Diego Forlán, Ștefan Kovács, Raimundo Orsi, and Aimé Jacquet.

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Among people born in 1953, Gaetano Scirea ranks 54Before him are Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Tess Gerritsen, Cha Bum-kun, Mata Amritanandamayi, David Morse, and Roberto Bolaño. After him are José María Aznar, Kristalina Georgieva, Ron Jeremy, John Zorn, Armen Sarkissian, and Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1989, Gaetano Scirea ranks 49Before him are Leon Festinger, Cornel Wilde, Jerzy Kukuczka, Irving Berlin, Antonia Brico, and John Payne. After him are Guy Williams, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Valentin Glushko, Charles J. Pedersen, Kazimierz Deyna, and Rashid Behbudov.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gaetano Scirea ranks 1,231 out of 5,161Before him are Alessandro Costacurta (1966), Gianna Nannini (1954), Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan (1470), Bartolus de Saxoferrato (1313), Mario Capecchi (1937), and Marisa Pavan (1932). After him are Gino Severini (1883), Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies (1822), Margaret, Countess of Tyrol (1318), Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1500), Eleanor de' Medici (1567), and Alessandro Moreschi (1858).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Gaetano Scirea ranks 25Before him are Vittorio Pozzo (1886), Andrea Pirlo (1979), Antonio Conte (1969), Giampiero Boniperti (1928), Gino Colaussi (1914), and Alessandro Costacurta (1966). After him are Lorenzo Buffon (1929), Alessandro Nesta (1976), Angelo Schiavio (1905), Gennaro Gattuso (1978), Salvatore Schillaci (1964), and Valentino Mazzola (1919).