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Jair Ventura Filho (born 25 December 1944), better known as Jairzinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒaˌiʁˈzĩɲu]), is a retired Brazilian footballer. A quick, skillful, and powerful right winger, known for his finishing ability and eye for goal, he was a member of the legendary Brazilian national team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup.He is nicknamed as the The Hurricane for scoring limitless goals.A versatile forward, he was also capable of playing in a variety of other attacking positions, as a main striker, second striker, or even as an attacking midfielder.Due to the economic and political situation of the time, as well as the Sport Legislation, he played most of his club football in South America where he spent eleven years at Rio de Janeiro club Botafogo. He went on to play in Europe during the final years of his career, a common pattern for South American players until the 1980s, when the economic and political situation changed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jairzinho has received more than 377,896 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 57th most popular soccer player.

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Among soccer players, Jairzinho ranks 57 out of 13,233Before him are Roger Milla, Flórián Albert, Arthur Friedenreich, Omar Sívori, Mircea Lucescu, and Guillermo Stábile. After him are Zlatan Ibrahimović, Romário, Roberto Baggio, Helenio Herrera, Leônidas, and Matthias Sindelar.

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Among people born in 1944, Jairzinho ranks 24Before him are Rem Koolhaas, Danny Trejo, Ronnie Peterson, Robert Kardashian, Ibrahim Rugova, and Ulrich Beck. After him are Sali Berisha, Sebastião Salgado, Jacqueline Bisset, Alan Parker, Angela Davis, and Sepp Maier.

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Among people born in Brazil, Jairzinho ranks 34 out of 1,296Before him are Ronaldinho (1980), Rivellino (1946), Djalma Santos (1929), Luiz Felipe Scolari (1948), Nelson Piquet (1952), and Arthur Friedenreich (1892). After him are Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873), Romário (1966), Astrud Gilberto (1940), Sebastião Salgado (1944), Leônidas (1913), and Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943).


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

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