Joe Gaetjens

1924 - 1964

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Joseph Edouard Gaetjens ( GAY-jenz; March 19, 1924 – July 10, 1964 [presumed]) was a soccer player who played as a center forward. Born in Haiti, he represented its national team before and after playing for the United States team in the 1950 FIFA World Cup, in which he scored the winning goal in the 1–0 upset of England. Gaetjens won his home national championship in 1942 and 1944 with top-level Etoile Haïtienne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Gaetjens has received more than 234,143 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Joe Gaetjens is the 4,382nd most popular soccer player (down from 3,198th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Haiti (down from 45th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Haitian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Joe Gaetjens ranks 4,382 out of 21,273Before him are Federico Bernardeschi, Olle Håkansson, Mohamed Sissoko, Börje Tapper, Yuri Zhirkov, and Germano Boettcher Sobrinho. After him are Peter McParland, Naoji Ito, Jorge Valderrama, Hany Ramzy, Jürgen Nöldner, and Armin Veh.

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Among people born in 1924, Joe Gaetjens ranks 418Before him are Pierre Adam, Mohamed M. Atalla, Hubert Curien, Maria Sander, Ken Armstrong, and Daniel Akaka. After him are Ingemar Johansson, Scott Brady, Nicholas Colasanto, Carroll O'Connor, Armando Peraza, and Mark Lenard. Among people deceased in 1964, Joe Gaetjens ranks 184Before him are Paul Weinstein, Ernest Hamilton, Per Nilsson, Luciano Savorini, Eugène Olivier, and Jack Teagarden. After him are Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, C. J. Hambro, Stuart Davis, Nuriye Ulviye Mevlan Civelek, Milton Margai, and Lucky Dube.

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In Haiti

Among people born in Haiti, Joe Gaetjens ranks 54 out of 94Before him are Jocelerme Privert (1953), Marc Bazin (1932), Michèle Pierre-Louis (1947), Joseph Nérette (1924), Louis Eugène Roy (1861), and Claude Barthélemy (1945). After him are Bruny Surin (1967), Joseph Serge Miot (1946), Chibly Langlois (1958), Guy François (1947), Evans Paul (1955), and Guy Saint-Vil (1942).


Among soccer players born in Haiti, Joe Gaetjens ranks 5Before him are Emmanuel Sanon (1951), Ernst Jean-Joseph (1948), Henri Françillon (1946), and Claude Barthélemy (1945). After him are Guy François (1947), Guy Saint-Vil (1942), Arsène Auguste (1951), Wilner Nazaire (1950), Roger Saint-Vil (1949), Pierre Bayonne (1949), and Wilner Piquant (1951).