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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 F.C.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 472,871 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Gaetano Scirea is the 338th most popular soccer player (up from 358th in 2019), the 1,617th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,557th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Gaetano Scirea ranks 338 out of 16,880Before him are Yasukazu Tanaka, Ryan Giggs, Fukusaburo Harada, Iván Zamorano, Horst Eckel, and Dida. After him are Pedro Rocha, Ernst Wilimowski, Vujadin Boškov, Ivo Viktor, Elías Figueroa, and Deco.

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Among people born in 1953, Gaetano Scirea ranks 70Before him are Frances Conroy, Cha Bum-kun, Rick Moranis, Jadranka Kosor, Tchéky Karyo, and Libuše Šafránková. After him are Tim Allen, Alberto Zaccheroni, Tom Hulce, Guy Verhofstadt, David Berkowitz, and Mata Amritanandamayi. Among people deceased in 1989, Gaetano Scirea ranks 77Before him are Boris Skossyreff, Kazimierz Deyna, Victor French, Pérez Prado, Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, and Robert Mapplethorpe. After him are Giuseppe Siri, R. D. Laing, Kateb Yacine, Albert Bormann, Charles Vanel, and Hibari Misora.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gaetano Scirea ranks 1,617 out of 4,668Before him are Pompeia (-90), Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria (1839), Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse (1926), Giambattista Bodoni (1740), Margherita Sarfatti (1880), and Giorgio Bassani (1916). After him are Vittorio Brambilla (1937), Alesso Baldovinetti (1425), Lucrezia de' Medici (1470), Prince Louis, Count of Trani (1838), Marco Materazzi (1973), and Bernardo Strozzi (1581).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Gaetano Scirea ranks 25Before him are Andrea Pirlo (1979), Antonio Conte (1969), Vittorio Pozzo (1886), Giovanni Ferrari (1907), Lorenzo Buffon (1929), and Valentino Mazzola (1919). After him are Marco Materazzi (1973), Alessandro Nesta (1976), Angelo Schiavio (1905), Gianfranco Zola (1966), Gianpiero Combi (1902), and Gennaro Gattuso (1978).