Joan Gamper

1877 - 1930

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Hans Max Gamper-Haessig (German pronunciation: [hans maks ˈɡampər ˈhɛːsɪg]; 22 November 1877 – 30 July 1930), commonly known as Joan Gamper (IPA: [ʒuˈaŋ ˈɡampər]), was a Swiss-born football executive and versatile athlete. He founded football clubs in Switzerland and Spain, most notably Barcelona and Zürich. He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the amateur beginnings of Barcelona, being the fundamental head behind the foundation of the club in 1899, and then serving as the club's first captain between 1899 and 1903, netting over 100 goals in just 48 matches for Barça and in 1902, he captained his side to a victory in the Copa Macaya, the club's first title. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Gamper has received more than 607,753 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Joan Gamper is the 41st most popular businessperson (up from 49th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 47th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swiss Businessperson.

Joan Gamper was a football player and the founder of FC Barcelona. He is most famous for founding FC Barcelona and being a football player.

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Among businesspeople, Joan Gamper ranks 41 out of 847Before him are Philip Kotler, João Havelange, Guccio Gucci, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Andrew Carnegie, and Soichiro Honda. After him are Hugh Hefner, Ettore Bugatti, J. Paul Getty, Bernie Madoff, Rupert Murdoch, and Boris Berezovsky.

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Among people born in 1877, Joan Gamper ranks 6Before him are Hermann Hesse, Isadora Duncan, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Wilhelm Frick, and Charles Glover Barkla. After him are Frederick Soddy, Muhammad Iqbal, Francis William Aston, Heinrich Otto Wieland, G. H. Hardy, and Louis Renault. Among people deceased in 1930, Joan Gamper ranks 9Before him are Alfred Wegener, Ilya Repin, Zewditu, Vladimir Mayakovsky, William Howard Taft, and Allvar Gullstrand. After him are Christiaan Eijkman, Fritz Pregl, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Victoria of Baden, Cosima Wagner, and Arthur Balfour.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Joan Gamper ranks 31 out of 1,015Before him are Arnold Böcklin (1827), Conrad Gessner (1516), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Jacob Burckhardt (1818), Erich von Däniken (1935), and Jacques Necker (1732). After him are Heinrich Rohrer (1933), Carlo Maderno (1556), Hermann Rorschach (1884), K. Alex Müller (1927), Karl Barth (1886), and Adelaide of Italy (931).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Switzerland

Among businesspeople born in Switzerland, Joan Gamper ranks 2Before him are Sepp Blatter (1936). After him are Aga Khan IV (1936), Gianni Infantino (1970), Louis Chevrolet (1878), César Ritz (1850), Peter Sauber (1943), Julius Maggi (1846), Meyer Guggenheim (1828), Umberto Agnelli (1934), Daniel Peter (1836), and Paul Sacher (1906).