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Jair Ventura Filho (born 25 December 1944), better known as Jairzinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒaˌiʁˈzĩɲu]), is a Brazilian former professional 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 Brazil national team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup. He is nicknamed The Hurricane (Portuguese: o Furacão) in reference to the way his jersey would shake as he ran down the wing during his playing days. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jairzinho has received more than 1,011,915 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Jairzinho is the 55th most popular soccer player (down from 51st in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Brazil 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 55 out of 16,880Before him are Ricardo Zamora, Romário, Roger Milla, Roberto Carlos, David Beckham, and Djalma Santos. After him are George Weah, Béla Guttmann, Paolo Rossi, Giacinto Facchetti, Nílton Santos, and Vahid Halilhodžić.

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Among people born in 1944, Jairzinho ranks 35Before him are Helmut Berger, Rem Koolhaas, Alan Parker, Ibrahim Rugova, Robert Kardashian, and Rafic Hariri. After him are Angela Davis, Sebastião Salgado, Tony Scott, Gennady Zyuganov, Vojislav Koštunica, and Sali Berisha.

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Among people born in Brazil, Jairzinho ranks 35 out of 2,067Before him are Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887), Ronaldo (1976), Romário (1966), Roberto Carlos (1973), João Gilberto (1931), and Djalma Santos (1929). After him are Sebastião Salgado (1944), Nílton Santos (1925), Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), and Rivaldo (1972).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Jairzinho ranks 15Before him are Vavá (1934), Ronaldinho (1980), Ronaldo (1976), Romário (1966), Roberto Carlos (1973), and Djalma Santos (1929). After him are Nílton Santos (1925), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), Rivaldo (1972), Bebeto (1964), and Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930).