Gianfranco Zola

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Gianfranco Zola (Italian pronunciation: [dʒaɱˈfraŋko dˈdzɔːla]; born 5 July 1966) is an Italian football manager and former footballer who played predominantly as a forward. He was most recently the assistant manager of Chelsea. He spent the first decade of his playing career playing in Italy, most notably with Napoli, alongside Diego Maradona and Careca, where he was able to win the Serie A title, and at Parma, where he won the Italian Super Cup and the UEFA Cup. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gianfranco Zola has received more than 2,250,791 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Gianfranco Zola is the 458th most popular soccer player (down from 361st in 2019), the 1,705th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,569th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Gianfranco Zola ranks 458 out of 16,923Before him are Henrik Larsson, Ernst Wilimowski, Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, Henri Delaunay, Pedro Petrone, and Shigeyoshi Suzuki. After him are Andrés Escobar, Ramón Díaz, Branko Zebec, Claudio Gentile, Gianluca Vialli, and Herbert Wimmer.

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Among people born in 1966, Gianfranco Zola ranks 36Before him are Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jan Železný, Enrique Peña Nieto, and Gordon Ramsay. After him are Jon Favreau, John Cusack, J. J. Abrams, Dean Cain, Erdoğan Atalay, and Paulo Futre.

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Among people born in Italy, Gianfranco Zola ranks 1,705 out of 4,088Before him are Laura Pausini (1974), Fernando d'Ávalos (1489), Rothari (606), Wacho (500), Sergio Pininfarina (1926), and Antipope Benedict X (1048). After him are Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano (1770), Giovanni di Paolo (1403), Marco Pantani (1970), Welf I, Duke of Bavaria (1035), Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1851), and Girolamo Riario (1443).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Gianfranco Zola ranks 36Before him are Alessandro Costacurta (1966), Angelo Schiavio (1905), Marco Materazzi (1973), Gianpiero Combi (1902), Alessandro Nesta (1976), and Nereo Rocco (1912). After him are Gianluca Vialli (1964), Emilio Caprile (1928), Pierino Prati (1946), Giuseppe Bergomi (1963), Gianluca Pagliuca (1966), and Mario Corso (1941).