Godfrey Chitalu

1947 - 1993

Godfrey Chitalu

Godfrey Chitalu nicknamed Ucar (22 October 1947 – 27 April 1993) was a Zambian footballer who played as a forward. He is widely regarded as the greatest Zambian player of all time as he holds his national team's goalscoring record and was voted Zambian footballer of the year five times. As well, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African footballers of the past 50 years in 2006.Chitalu scored more than 100 goals in all competitions in 1972, more than Gerd Müller's total in 1972 and Lionel Messi's total in 2012, both of which are often referred to by journalist as "world records". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Godfrey Chitalu has received more than 133,194 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,484th most popular soccer player.

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Among soccer players, Godfrey Chitalu ranks 1,481 out of 13,233Before him are Luis Galván, Ray Clemence, František Junek, Ángel Melogno, Toyohito Mochizuki, and Junji Nishikawa. After him are Josef Hickersberger, Ted Drake, Milutin Šoškić, Zdeněk Nehoda, Severino Reija, and Majed Abdullah.

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Among people born in 1947, Godfrey Chitalu ranks 275Before him are Ben Cross, Alan Thicke, Sylvester, Jude Ciccolella, Leszek Balcerowicz, and Viktor Yerofeyev. After him are Omar Larrosa, Peter Banks, Bernard Giraudeau, Alaksandar Milinkievič, Jennifer Warnes, and Giancarlo Minardi. Among people deceased in 1993, Godfrey Chitalu ranks 138Before him are Monte Melkonian, Joseph Serchuk, GG Allin, Gordon Douglas, Alexander Mackendrick, and Moses Gunn. After him are Eugen Suchoň, Conway Twitty, Valentina Grizodubova, André Pilette, Pino Puglisi, and Rudolf Wetzer.

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Among people born in Zambia, Godfrey Chitalu ranks 6 out of 21Before him are Wilbur Smith (1933), Kenneth Kaunda (1924), Michael Sata (1937), Stanley Fischer (1943), and Frederick Chiluba (1943). After him are Levy Mwanawasa (1948), Edgar Lungu (1956), Kalusha Bwalya (1963), Guy Scott (1944), Robert John "Mutt" Lange (1948), and Samuel Matete (1968).