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Gianni Rivera

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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 561,521 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Gianni Rivera is the 66th most popular soccer player (up from 77th in 2019), the 807th most popular biography from Italy (up from 811th in 2019) and the 7th 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 66 out of 16,880Before him are Nílton Santos, Vahid Halilhodžić, Oliver Kahn, Arthur Friedenreich, Bobby Moore, and Carlos Queiroz. After him are Mario Kempes, Silvio Piola, Matthias Sindelar, Gheorghe Hagi, Gianluigi Buffon, and Nándor Hidegkuti.

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Among people born in 1943, Gianni Rivera ranks 45Before him are Khalifa Haftar, Billie Jean King, Terrence Malick, Helmut Marko, Denis Sassou Nguesso, and Betty Williams. After him are Masaru Emoto, Mohammad Khatami, Mariss Jansons, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Andreas Baader, and Michael Mann.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gianni Rivera ranks 807 out of 4,668Before him are Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Ferdinand, Duke of Parma (1751), Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1797), Gian Maria Volonté (1933), Giulia Farnese (1474), and Occhiali (1519). After him are Pietro Lorenzetti (1280), Pescennius Niger (135), Domenico Modugno (1928), Silvio Piola (1913), Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (1498), and Giosuè Carducci (1835).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Gianni Rivera ranks 7Before him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Cesare Maldini (1932), Roberto Baggio (1967), Paolo Maldini (1968), Paolo Rossi (1956), and Giacinto Facchetti (1942). After him are Silvio Piola (1913), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Francesco Totti (1976), Roberto Mancini (1964), Franco Baresi (1960), and Fabio Cannavaro (1973).