Janusz Kupcewicz

1955 - 2022

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Janusz Bogdan Kupcewicz (9 December 1955 – 4 July 2022) was a Polish professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Widely regarded as one of the best Polish players of his era, he most notably won the bronze with the national team at 1982 World Cup, in which he was a key player with his final goal being instrumental in the success. He was voted in Arka Gdynia's best all-time XI after winning their first ever Polish Cup in 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Janusz Kupcewicz has received more than 49,864 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Janusz Kupcewicz is the 4,441st most popular soccer player (up from 5,300th in 2019), the 1,160th most popular biography from Poland (down from 1,140th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Polish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Janusz Kupcewicz ranks 4,441 out of 21,273Before him are Rüdiger Schnuphase, Toshiaki Imai, Georgi Yartsev, Giampaolo Menichelli, Thomas Hitzlsperger, and Abdeslam Laghrissi. After him are Fernando Picun, Otto Hemele, Ramiro Blacut, Fabricio Coloccini, Caoimhín Kelleher, and Torsten Gütschow.

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Among people born in 1955, Janusz Kupcewicz ranks 415Before him are Erick Mombaerts, Roberto Maroni, Toshio Matsuura, Kirron Kher, Guillermo Navarro, and Wendy Brown. After him are Nilüfer, Aleksandr Bashirov, Joseph Dunford, Zdravko Zovko, William Kentridge, and Ethan Phillips. Among people deceased in 2022, Janusz Kupcewicz ranks 494Before him are Wolfgang Fahrian, Jürgen Nöldner, Naomi Judd, Boris Melnikov, Leo Wilden, and Georgi Yartsev. After him are Billy Bingham, Bernhard Germeshausen, Keith Levene, Benjamin Kogo, Kazimierz Zimny, and John McNally.

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Among people born in Poland, Janusz Kupcewicz ranks 1,160 out of 1,694Before him are Anna Held (1872), Klaus Töpfer (1938), Zbigniew Gut (1949), Edyta Górniak (1972), Artur Boruc (1980), and Peter Hacks (1928). After him are Hans Sturm (1935), Józef Kałuża (1896), Ewa Lipska (1945), Maksymilian Gierymski (1846), Salomon Bochner (1899), and Henryk Iwaniec (1947).


Among soccer players born in Poland, Janusz Kupcewicz ranks 44Before him are Antoni Szymanowski (1951), Hubert Kostka (1940), Grzegorz Krychowiak (1990), Adam Nawałka (1957), Zbigniew Gut (1949), and Artur Boruc (1980). After him are Hans Sturm (1935), Józef Kałuża (1896), Andrzej Buncol (1959), Krzysztof Piątek (1995), Zygmunt Anczok (1946), and Kamil Glik (1988).