Gianni Rivera

1943 - Today

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Giovanni "Gianni" Rivera (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒanni riˈvɛːra]; born 18 August 1943) is an Italian politician and former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. Dubbed Italy's "Golden Boy" by the media, he played the majority of his club career with Italian side AC Milan, after beginning his career with hometown club Alessandria in 1959. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gianni Rivera has received more than 691,906 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Gianni Rivera is the 70th most popular soccer player (down from 66th in 2019), the 673rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 805th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

Gianni Rivera is most famous for being a retired Italian footballer who played as a midfielder. He played for the Italian national team and helped them win the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

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Page views of Gianni Riveras by language

Over the past year Gianni Rivera has had the most page views in the with 304,179 views, followed by English (99,708), and Spanish (30,052). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (180.68%), Malagasy (106.12%), and Armenian (86.09%)


Among soccer players, Gianni Rivera ranks 70 out of 21,273Before him are Nílton Santos, Oliver Kahn, Luigi Riva, Gheorghe Hagi, George Weah, and Franco Baresi. After him are Silvio Piola, Francesco Totti, Gianluigi Buffon, Miguel Muñoz, Gordon Banks, and Rivaldo.

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Among people born in 1943, Gianni Rivera ranks 42Before him are Khalifa Haftar, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Johnny Hallyday, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Wright, and Jean-Jacques Annaud. After him are Mario Monti, Carlos Alberto Parreira, Hanna Schygulla, Mariss Jansons, Helmut Marko, and Michael Mann.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gianni Rivera ranks 673 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Donus (610), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Franco Baresi (1960), Pope Romanus (850), Henry of Germany (1211), and Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749). After him are Pietro da Cortona (1596), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Patrizia Reggiani (1948), Palmiro Togliatti (1893), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), and Euhemerus (-330).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Gianni Rivera ranks 9Before him are Roberto Baggio (1967), Paolo Maldini (1968), Paolo Rossi (1956), Roberto Mancini (1964), Luigi Riva (1944), and Franco Baresi (1960). After him are Silvio Piola (1913), Francesco Totti (1976), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Alessandro Del Piero (1974), and Fabio Cannavaro (1973).