1933 - 1983


Manuel Francisco dos Santos (28 October 1933 – 20 January 1983), nicknamed Mané Garrincha, best known as simply Garrincha (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡaˈʁĩʃɐ], "little bird"), was a Brazilian footballer who played as a right winger. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest dribblers of all time, and by some, the greatest dribbler ever. Garrincha is extremely popular in Brazil where some older football fans even regard him as a better player than Pelé. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Garrincha has received more than 1,292,188 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.58

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 63

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.77

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Garrincha ranks 6 out of 13,233Before him are Pelé, Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskás, Lev Yashin, and Eusébio. After him are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona, Gerd Müller, Giuseppe Meazza, and George Best.

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Among people born in 1933, Garrincha ranks 5Before him are Karl Lagerfeld, Akihito, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Dalida. After him are Roman Polanski, Yoko Ono, Montserrat Caballé, Michael Caine, James Brown, Claudio Abbado, and Nina Simone. Among people deceased in 1983, Garrincha ranks 3Before him are Joan Miró and Louis de Funès. After him are Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, and Buckminster Fuller.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Garrincha ranks 3 out of 1,296Before him are Pelé (1940) and Paulo Coelho (1947). After him are Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Ayrton Senna (1960), João Gilberto (1931), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), Didi (1928), and Pedro II of Brazil (1825).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Garrincha ranks 2Before him are Pelé (1940). After him are Didi (1928), Zico (1953), Sócrates (1954), Vavá (1934), Mário Zagallo (1931), Ronaldo (1976), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Nílton Santos (1925), Ronaldinho (1980), and Rivellino (1946).

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