Gianni Rivera

1943 - Today

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Giovanni "Gianni" Rivera (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒanni riˈveːra]; born 18 August 1943) is an Italian politician and former footballer who played as a midfielder. During his career as a footballer he was mostly utilised 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 464,251 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Gianni Rivera is the 77th most popular soccer player (up from 89th in 2019), the 811th most popular biography from Italy (up from 888th in 2019) and the 8th 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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Among soccer players, Gianni Rivera ranks 77 out of 16,923Before him are Gordon Banks, Rivaldo, Fritz Walter, Eric Cantona, Zito, and Silvio Piola. After him are Alcides Ghiggia, Oleg Blokhin, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Franco Baresi, Matthias Sindelar, and Quique Setién.

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Among people born in 1943, Gianni Rivera ranks 36Before him are Tarja Halonen, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Carlos Alberto Parreira, Salvatore Adamo, David Cronenberg, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell. After him are Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Masaru Emoto, Mohammad Khatami, Peter Zumthor, John Kerry, and Denis Sassou Nguesso.

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Among people born in Italy, Gianni Rivera ranks 811 out of 4,088Before him are Giacomo Balla (1871), Guercino (1591), Pope Leo V (870), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Silvio Piola (1913), and Lino Ventura (1919). After him are Gnaeus Naevius (-275), Francesco Landini (1325), Phalaris (-700), Giovanni Gentile (1875), Emilio Segrè (1905), and Arnolfo di Cambio (1240).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Gianni Rivera ranks 8Before him are Cesare Maldini (1932), Paolo Maldini (1968), Roberto Baggio (1967), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Paolo Rossi (1956), and Silvio Piola (1913). After him are Franco Baresi (1960), Francesco Totti (1976), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Alessandro Del Piero (1974), Luigi Riva (1944), and Filippo Inzaghi (1973).