Gheorghe Popescu

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Gheorghe "Gică" Popescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe ˈd͡ʒikə poˈpesku]; born 9 October 1967) is a Romanian former professional football who played as a defender. He notably played in La Liga where he is a former captain of FC Barcelona. He played for a string of European clubs in that period, including a four-year stint at PSV Eindhoven and winning the UEFA Cup with Galatasaray. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gheorghe Popescu has received more than 383,060 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Gheorghe Popescu is the 923rd most popular soccer player (up from 1,285th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Romania (up from 204th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Romanian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Gheorghe Popescu ranks 923 out of 16,923Before him are Poul Nielsen, Patrick Battiston, Pablo Aimar, Tommy Taylor, Erik Nilsson, and Tita. After him are Jérôme Boateng, Emerson, Megumi Torigoe, Branco, Gabriel Hanot, and Franco Causio.

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Among people born in 1967, Gheorghe Popescu ranks 65Before him are Rhys Ifans, Naser Orić, Lisa Bonet, François Ozon, Paul Gascoigne, and Naoko Takeuchi. After him are Kate Walsh, Bjørn Dæhlie, Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Melina Kanakaredes, John Petrucci, and Philipp Kirkorov.

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Among people born in Romania, Gheorghe Popescu ranks 176 out of 572Before him are Nicolae Paulescu (1869), Eva Mozes Kor (1934), Constantin Ion Parhon (1874), Ion C. Brătianu (1821), Péter Eötvös (1944), and Ilie Verdeț (1925). After him are Miklós Bánffy (1873), Dudu Georgescu (1950), Mihail Sadoveanu (1880), Constantin Dăscălescu (1923), Tamás Bakócz (1442), and Liviu Rebreanu (1885).


Among soccer players born in Romania, Gheorghe Popescu ranks 9Before him are Ștefan Kovács (1920), László Bölöni (1953), Emerich Jenei (1937), Anghel Iordănescu (1950), Helmuth Duckadam (1959), and Elek Schwartz (1908). After him are Dudu Georgescu (1950), István Avar (1905), Miodrag Belodedici (1964), Adrian Mutu (1979), Josef Posipal (1927), and Cristian Chivu (1980).