Igor Netto

1930 - 1999

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Igor Aleksandrovich Netto (Russian: Игорь Александрович Нетто; 9 January 1930 – 30 March 1999) was a Soviet footballer, considered one of the greatest Soviet players ever. He started out playing on the left of defense but, due to his offensive mentality, dribbling and technical abilities turned into a dynamic central midfielder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Igor Netto has received more than 69,754 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Igor Netto is the 652nd most popular soccer player (down from 533rd in 2019), the 717th most popular biography from Russia (down from 665th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Igor Netto ranks 652 out of 16,923Before him are Tomomi Seo, Kozo Arai, Sergio Agüero, Miki Sugawara, Peregrino Anselmo, and Waldemar de Brito. After him are Toni Kroos, Marius Trésor, Javier Mascherano, Azeglio Vicini, Zózimo, and Akira Matsunaga.

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Among people born in 1930, Igor Netto ranks 156Before him are Dick Sargent, Jordi Pujol, Hédi Baccouche, Georgiy Daneliya, James Baker, and Néstor Almendros. After him are Jānis Pujats, Anatoly Lukyanov, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Israel Kirzner, John Barth, and Jo Bonnier. Among people deceased in 1999, Igor Netto ranks 81Before him are Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Leon Štukelj, Aldo van Eyck, Joseph Heller, Jean Guitton, and Curtis Mayfield. After him are Morris West, Giant Baba, Michel Petrucciani, Brion James, Pierre Bézier, and George Mosse.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Igor Netto ranks 717 out of 2,688Before him are Alexey Maresyev (1916), Lev Rudnev (1885), Yevgeny Dragunov (1920), Konstantin Korovin (1861), Pavel Tretyakov (1832), and Georgy Sviridov (1915). After him are Anatoly Lukyanov (1930), Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1850), Yevgeni Ivanovich Alekseyev (1843), Karl Lennart Oesch (1892), Eudoxia Streshneva (1608), and Xenia of Saint Petersburg (1719).


Among soccer players born in Russia, Igor Netto ranks 5Before him are Lev Yashin (1929), Rinat Dasayev (1957), Valentin Ivanov (1934), and Mordechai Spiegler (1944). After him are Eduard Streltsov (1937), Andrey Arshavin (1981), Oleg Salenko (1969), Anatoly Tarasov (1918), Viktor Ponedelnik (1937), Slava Metreveli (1936), and Sergei Salnikov (1925).