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Gheorghe Hagi

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Gheorghe "Gică" Hagi (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe ˈhad͡ʒʲ] (listen); 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 2,680,930 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 61 in 2019). Gheorghe Hagi is the 70th most popular soccer player (up from 107th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Romania (up from 50th 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 70 out of 16,880Before him are Bobby Moore, Carlos Queiroz, Gianni Rivera, Mario Kempes, Silvio Piola, and Matthias Sindelar. After him are Gianluigi Buffon, Nándor Hidegkuti, Gabriel Batistuta, Hristo Stoichkov, Leônidas, and Andriy Shevchenko.

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Among people born in 1965, Gheorghe Hagi ranks 11Before him are Petro Poroshenko, Tedros Adhanom, Salman Khan, Mads Mikkelsen, Brandon Lee, and Robert Downey Jr.. After him are Charlie Sheen, Dr. Dre, Björk, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, and Gong Li.

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Among people born in Romania, Gheorghe Hagi ranks 44 out of 665Before him are Álmos (820), Hermann Oberth (1894), Gabriel Bethlen (1580), Bela Lugosi (1882), Radu cel Frumos (1438), and Dimitrie Cantemir (1673). After him are Milan I of Serbia (1854), John Cassian (360), Sergiu Celibidache (1912), Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1820), Alexander Löhr (1885), and Mircea I of Wallachia (1355).


Among soccer players born in Romania, Gheorghe Hagi ranks 2Before him are Mircea Lucescu (1945). After him are Ștefan Kovács (1920), Anghel Iordănescu (1950), Emerich Jenei (1937), László Bölöni (1953), Gheorghe Popescu (1967), Elek Schwartz (1908), Dudu Georgescu (1950), Helmuth Duckadam (1959), István Avar (1905), and Adrian Mutu (1979).