José Altafini

1938 - Today

José Altafini

José João Altafini (Italian: [altaˈfiːni]; born 24 July 1938), also known as "Mazzola" in Brazil (as when he started to play it was noted that he resembled the Italian legend Valentino Mazzola), is an Italian-Brazilian former footballer, who played as a forward. Although he began his career with Palmeiras in Brazil, he soon moved to play football in Italy, and is mostly remembered for his highly successful stint with Italian club A.C. Milan, with which he achieved great domestic and international success; he later also played for Napoli and Juventus, before ending his career in Switzerland with spells at Chiasso and Mendrisiostar. A highly prolific goalscorer, Altafini also held the record for the most goals scored in a single European Cup campaign for over 50 years; he is also one of only eight players to have scored five goals in a single European Cup match. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Altafini has received more than 422,921 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 98th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 420k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.71

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, José Altafini ranks 98 out of 13,233Before him are José Nasazzi, Iker Casillas, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Zoltán Czibor, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, and Denis Law. After him are Luis Monti, Franco Baresi, Eric Cantona, José Leandro Andrade, Hristo Stoichkov, and Kunishige Kamamoto.

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Among people born in 1938, José Altafini ranks 49Before him are Ben E. King, Diana Rigg, Abulfaz Elchibey, Marina Vlady, Jiří Menzel, and István Szabó. After him are Etta James, Alpha Condé, Lynn Margulis, Anthony James Leggett, J. J. Cale, and Tomas Lindahl.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, José Altafini ranks 51 out of 1,296Before him are Rivaldo (1972), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Roberto Carlos (1941), Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (1846), Caetano Veloso (1942), and Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943). After him are Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Hebe Camargo (1929), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Machado de Assis (1839), Carlos Ghosn (1954), and Vinicius de Moraes (1913).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, José Altafini ranks 23Before him are Leônidas (1913), Roberto Carlos (1973), Zito (1932), Rivaldo (1972), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), and Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943). After him are Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Neymar (1992), Ademir de Menezes (1922), Zizinho (1921), Cafu (1970), and Bebeto (1964).

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