Helmuth Duckadam

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Helmut Robert Duckadam (Romanian pronunciation: [helˈmut dukaˈdam]; born 1 April 1959) is a Romanian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He was dubbed "the Hero of Seville" due to his performance in the 1986 European Cup Final, won by his club Steaua București, where he saved all four penalties against Barcelona in the penalty shootout, for the first time in football history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmuth Duckadam has received more than 278,522 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Helmuth Duckadam is the 1,104th most popular soccer player (down from 919th in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from Romania and the 12th most popular Romanian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Helmuth Duckadam ranks 1,104 out of 21,273Before him are Juan Botasso, Manuel Amoros, Joselu, Ivica Olić, Michio Yasuda, and Marcelo Gallardo. After him are Julio Salinas, Edmundo, Svatopluk Pluskal, Jaap Eden, Isao Iwabuchi, and Mats Hummels.

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Among people born in 1959, Helmuth Duckadam ranks 127Before him are John C. McGinley, Thomas F. Wilson, Robert Smith, Catherine Keener, Jim Yong Kim, and Stephen Harper. After him are Roberto Fiore, Henry Czerny, R. A. Salvatore, Jonathan Franzen, Patrick Bruel, and Adri van der Poel.

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Among people born in Romania, Helmuth Duckadam ranks 193 out of 844Before him are Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1906), John Houseman (1902), Reuven Feuerstein (1921), Arthur Arz von Straußenburg (1857), Lucian Mureșan (1931), and Elek Schwartz (1908). After him are Nicolae Paulescu (1869), Nicolae Rădescu (1874), Patriarch Miron of Romania (1868), Benjamin Fondane (1898), Michael von Melas (1729), and Endre Kabos (1906).


Among soccer players born in Romania, Helmuth Duckadam ranks 12Before him are Emerich Jenei (1937), Dudu Georgescu (1950), Gheorghe Popescu (1967), Adrian Mutu (1979), Alexander Vencel (1944), and Elek Schwartz (1908). After him are Josef Posipal (1927), Miodrag Belodedici (1964), Răzvan Lucescu (1969), István Avar (1905), Ștefan Barbu (1908), and Cristian Chivu (1980).