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Gaizka Mendieta

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Gaizka Mendieta Zabala (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈgajθka menˈdjeta θaˈβala], Basque: [gais̻ka mendieta s̻aβala]; born 27 March 1974) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. A versatile player, with good technique, offensive capabilities and tackling skills, who was capable of creating goals both for his teammates and himself, he played mainly for Valencia, where he won three titles as well as reaching the final of the Champions League in 2000 and 2001 (being voted European Midfielder of the Season in both years), and finished his career with Middlesbrough in England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaizka Mendieta has received more than 1,033,356 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Gaizka Mendieta is the 1,094th most popular soccer player (down from 1,092nd in 2019), the 992nd most popular biography from Spain (down from 937th in 2019) and the 88th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Gaizka Mendieta ranks 1,094 out of 16,880Before him are Fábio Coentrão, İlhan Mansız, David Alaba, Ángel Bossio, Jean Vincent, and Romano Fogli. After him are Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Jardim, Kenneth Zohore, Leonardo Bonucci, Lothar Emmerich, and Christian Panucci.

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Among people born in 1974, Gaizka Mendieta ranks 51Before him are Ingrida Šimonytė, Victoria Silvstedt, Muqtada al-Sadr, Robert Kovač, Konstantin Novoselov, and Giovanni Ribisi. After him are Leonardo Jardim, Alanis Morissette, Murat Yakin, Mirko Cro Cop, Márcio Amoroso, and Sol Campbell.

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Among people born in Spain, Gaizka Mendieta ranks 992 out of 2,932Before him are Antonio María Rouco Varela (1936), Paco Ibáñez (1934), Guillén de Castro y Bellvis (1569), Agustín de Betancourt (1758), Ángel María Villar (1950), and Lluís Martínez Sistach (1937). After him are Gaspar de Borja y Velasco (1580), Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (1933), Artur Mas (1956), César Azpilicueta (1989), Juan Álvarez Mendizábal (1790), and Raúl Albiol (1985).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Gaizka Mendieta ranks 88Before him are Justo Tejada (1933), Juan Alonso (1927), Juan Zambudio Velasco (1921), Joaquín Caparrós (1955), Luis Regueiro (1908), and Guillermo Gorostiza (1909). After him are César Azpilicueta (1989), Raúl Albiol (1985), David de Gea (1990), José Antonio Reyes (1983), Iñaki Sáez (1943), and Pedro (1987).

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