Gheorghe Hagi

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Gheorghe 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 2,456,762 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Gheorghe Hagi is the 107th most popular soccer player (down from 65th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Romania (down from 40th 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 107 out of 16,923Before him are Nils Liedholm, Zoltán Czibor, Berti Vogts, Gunnar Gren, José Altafini, and Andriy Shevchenko. After him are José Nasazzi, César Luis Menotti, Alessandro Del Piero, José Leandro Andrade, Bora Milutinović, and Harald Schumacher.

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Among people born in 1965, Gheorghe Hagi ranks 10Before him are Salman Khan, Dmitry Medvedev, Charlie Sheen, Rodney King, Robert Downey Jr., and Björk. After him are Waris Dirie, Brandon Lee, Shah Rukh Khan, Petro Poroshenko, Laurent Blanc, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Among people born in Romania, Gheorghe Hagi ranks 50 out of 572Before him are Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1820), Mircea I of Wallachia (1355), Álmos (820), Alexander Löhr (1885), Basarab I of Wallachia (1275), and Gabriel Bethlen (1580). After him are Radu cel Frumos (1438), Ilie Năstase (1946), Ștefan Kovács (1920), Panait Istrati (1884), David Wechsler (1896), and Mundzuk (368).


Among soccer players born in Romania, Gheorghe Hagi ranks 2Before him are Mircea Lucescu (1945). After him are Ștefan Kovács (1920), László Bölöni (1953), Emerich Jenei (1937), Anghel Iordănescu (1950), Helmuth Duckadam (1959), Elek Schwartz (1908), Gheorghe Popescu (1967), Dudu Georgescu (1950), István Avar (1905), and Miodrag Belodedici (1964).