Gheorghe Hagi

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Gheorghe Hagi (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe ˈhadʒʲ] ; born 5 February 1965) is a Romanian professional football manager and former player, who is currently the owner and manager of Liga I club Farul Constanța. Deployed as an attacking midfielder, Hagi was considered one of the best players in the world during the 1980s and '90s, and is regarded by many as the greatest Romanian footballer of all time. Fans of Turkish club Galatasaray, with whom Hagi ended his career, called him Comandante ("[The] Commander"), while he was known as Regele ("The King") to Romanian supporters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gheorghe Hagi has received more than 3,298,769 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Gheorghe Hagi is the 67th most popular soccer player (up from 70th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Romania (up from 44th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Romanian Soccer Player.

Gheorghe Hagi is most famous for being a Romanian football player who played for Steaua București, Real Madrid, Galatasaray, and the Romanian national team.

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Among soccer players, Gheorghe Hagi ranks 67 out of 21,273Before him are Luis Suárez, David Beckham, Roger Milla, Nílton Santos, Oliver Kahn, and Luigi Riva. After him are George Weah, Franco Baresi, Gianni Rivera, Silvio Piola, Francesco Totti, and Gianluigi Buffon.

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Among people born in 1965, Gheorghe Hagi ranks 9Before him are Dmitry Medvedev, Bashar al-Assad, Salman Khan, Petro Poroshenko, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tedros Adhanom. After him are Hans-Dieter Flick, Björk, Charlie Sheen, Brandon Lee, Robert Downey Jr., and Laurent Blanc.

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Among people born in Romania, Gheorghe Hagi ranks 30 out of 844Before him are Ion Iliescu (1930), Vlad II Dracul (1395), György Ligeti (1923), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), Klaus Iohannis (1959), and Nadia Comăneci (1961). After him are Elie Wiesel (1928), Michael the Brave (1558), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Álmos (820), George Enescu (1881), and Sergiu Celibidache (1912).


Among soccer players born in Romania, Gheorghe Hagi ranks 2Before him are Mircea Lucescu (1945). After him are Ștefan Kovács (1920), László Bölöni (1953), Anghel Iordănescu (1950), Emerich Jenei (1937), Dudu Georgescu (1950), Gheorghe Popescu (1967), Adrian Mutu (1979), Alexander Vencel (1944), Elek Schwartz (1908), and Helmuth Duckadam (1959).