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Giovanni Ferrari

1907 - 1982

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Giovanni Ferrari (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni ferˈraːri]; 6 December 1907 – 2 December 1982) was an Italian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder/inside forward on the left. He is regarded as one of the best players of his generation, having won the Serie A 8 times, as well as two consecutive FIFA World Cup titles (in 1934 and 1938) with the Italy national football team. Along with Giuseppe Meazza and Eraldo Monzeglio, he is one of only three Italian players to have won two World Cups.A creative, advanced midfield playmaker, Ferrari was a strong, physically fit, hardworking, versatile, and well-rounded footballer, as well as being a generous team player. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Ferrari has received more than 133,653 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Giovanni Ferrari is the 242nd most popular soccer player (up from 354th in 2019), the 1,428th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,548th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Giovanni Ferrari ranks 242 out of 16,880Before him are Gusztáv Sebes, Michel Preud'homme, František Plánička, Yochanan Vollach, Osvaldo Ardiles, and Helmut Haller. After him are Ruud van Nistelrooy, Francisco Varallo, Raimundo Orsi, Paul Van Himst, Enrique Ballestrero, and Lee Yoo-hyung.

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Among people born in 1907, Giovanni Ferrari ranks 66Before him are Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Emilie Schindler, Ray Milland, Lars Ahlfors, Mahadevi Varma, and Horia Sima. After him are James Meade, Helmuth James von Moltke, Altiero Spinelli, Sigvard Bernadotte, Chūya Nakahara, and Leonor Fini. Among people deceased in 1982, Giovanni Ferrari ranks 62Before him are Sobhuza II, Mario Del Monaco, Colin Chapman, Eduardo Frei Montalva, Leopold Trepper, and Leonid Kogan. After him are Jack Swigert, Marty Feldman, Pierre Balmain, Bess Truman, Vic Morrow, and Pierre Mendès France.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Ferrari ranks 1,428 out of 4,668Before him are Francesco Maria Piave (1810), Carlo Scarpa (1906), Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1538), Frederick IV, Duke of Austria (1382), Vittorio Alfieri (1749), and Ignazio Silone (1900). After him are Marcus Tullius Tiro (-103), Philippe Buonarroti (1761), Antonio Segni (1891), Renato Dulbecco (1914), Pietro II Orseolo (961), and Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma (1889).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Giovanni Ferrari ranks 22Before him are Alessandro Del Piero (1974), Sandro Mazzola (1942), Giampiero Boniperti (1928), Andrea Pirlo (1979), Antonio Conte (1969), and Vittorio Pozzo (1886). After him are Lorenzo Buffon (1929), Valentino Mazzola (1919), Gaetano Scirea (1953), Marco Materazzi (1973), Alessandro Nesta (1976), and Angelo Schiavio (1905).