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Jair Ventura Filho (born 25 December 1944), better known as Jairzinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒaˌiʁˈzĩɲu]), is a Brazilian former footballer. A quick, skillful, and powerful right winger known for his finishing ability and eye for goal, he was a key member and top scorer of the legendary Brazilian national team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup. He is nicknamed as The Hurricane for scoring limitless goals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jairzinho has received more than 549,124 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Jairzinho is the 51st most popular soccer player (up from 57th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 34th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Jairzinho is most famous for his performance in the 1970 World Cup. He scored six goals and was named player of the tournament.

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Among soccer players, Jairzinho ranks 51 out of 16,923Before him are Nílton Santos, Béla Guttmann, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Djalma Santos, Omar Sívori, and Romário. After him are Arthur Friedenreich, Roberto Baggio, David Beckham, Flórián Albert, Stanley Matthews, and Mircea Lucescu.

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Among people born in 1944, Jairzinho ranks 28Before him are Carlos Alberto Torres, Omar al-Bashir, Danny Trejo, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Rem Koolhaas, and Ulrich Beck. After him are Kary Mullis, Diana Ross, Ronnie Peterson, Françoise Hardy, Ibrahim Rugova, and Dietrich Mateschitz.

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Among people born in Brazil, Jairzinho ranks 35 out of 1,947Before him are João Gilberto (1931), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948), Djalma Santos (1929), Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943), Maria II of Portugal (1819), and Romário (1966). After him are Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Nelson Piquet (1952), Leônidas (1913), Sebastião Salgado (1944), Roberto Carlos (1973), and Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Jairzinho ranks 15Before him are Rivellino (1946), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Ronaldinho (1980), Nílton Santos (1925), Djalma Santos (1929), and Romário (1966). After him are Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), Roberto Carlos (1973), Rivaldo (1972), Zito (1932), and Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930).