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Josef Masopust

1931 - 2015

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Josef Masopust (9 February 1931 – 29 June 2015) was a Czech football player and coach. He played as midfielder and was a key player for Czechoslovakia, helping them reach the 1962 FIFA World Cup Final. He was capped 63 times, scoring ten goals for his country.He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1962. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josef Masopust has received more than 329,065 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Josef Masopust is the 38th most popular soccer player (down from 37th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 43rd in 2019) and the most popular Czech Soccer Player.

Josef Masopust is most famous for being the captain of the Czechoslovakian National Team that won the 1962 FIFA World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Josef Masopust ranks 38 out of 16,880Before him are Carlos Alberto Torres, Vavá, Stanley Matthews, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Mircea Lucescu, and Ronaldinho. After him are László Kubala, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Lothar Matthäus, Roberto Baggio, Antonín Panenka, and Paolo Maldini.

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Among people born in 1931, Josef Masopust ranks 25Before him are Isabel Martínez de Perón, Mário Zagallo, Anatoly Dyatlov, Thomas Bernhard, Annie Girardot, and Jim Jones. After him are John le Carré, Leonard Nimoy, Ian Holm, Guy Debord, William Shatner, and Rupert Murdoch. Among people deceased in 2015, Josef Masopust ranks 20Before him are Lemmy, Laura Antonelli, Nicholas Winton, Henning Mankell, Süleyman Demirel, and Kim Young-sam. After him are Leonard Nimoy, Ulrich Beck, Richard von Weizsäcker, Otto Carius, Kenan Evren, and Maya Plisetskaya.

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Among people born in Czechia, Josef Masopust ranks 48 out of 973Before him are Madeleine Albright (1937), Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (1271), Gerty Cori (1896), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Emil Hácha (1872), and Václav Klaus (1941). After him are Bernard Bolzano (1781), Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein (1940), Karel Gott (1939), Antonín Panenka (1948), Milena Jesenská (1896), and Adalbert of Prague (955).


Among soccer players born in Czechia, Josef Masopust ranks 1After him are Antonín Panenka (1948), Matthias Sindelar (1903), Pavel Nedvěd (1972), Oldřich Nejedlý (1909), František Plánička (1904), Jan Koller (1973), Ivo Viktor (1942), Petr Čech (1982), Sigfried Held (1942), Antonín Puč (1907), and Zdeněk Zeman (1947).