Josep Samitier

1902 - 1972

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Josep Samitier Vilalta (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛp səmitiˈe]; 2 February 1902 – 4 May 1972), also known as José Samitier, was a Spanish football player, manager and scout who played as a midfielder for FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, OGC Nice, the Catalan XI, and Spain. He later coached Atlético Madrid, Nice and Barcelona and worked as a scout for both Barcelona and Real Madrid. During his playing career with Barcelona, Samitier scored 187 official goals and was the club's all-time highest goalscorer at the time of his retirement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josep Samitier has received more than 166,619 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Josep Samitier is the 311th most popular soccer player (down from 300th in 2019), the 442nd most popular biography from Spain (up from 484th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Josep Samitier ranks 311 out of 21,273Before him are Julen Lopetegui, Valentino Mazzola, Giovanni Ferrari, Claudio Gentile, Pedro Rocha, and Sepp Piontek. After him are Vujadin Boškov, José Antonio Camacho, Iván Zamorano, György Sárosi, Shoichi Nishimura, and Edu Coimbra.

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Among people born in 1902, Josep Samitier ranks 56Before him are Pascual Jordan, Oskar Morgenstern, Wilhelm Stuckart, Mohammad Hatta, Carlo Gambino, and Mitsuo Fuchida. After him are Léon M'ba, Gianpiero Combi, Carlo Levi, David O. Selznick, Sylvanus Olympio, and Marcel Aymé. Among people deceased in 1972, Josep Samitier ranks 45Before him are Lale Andersen, Mahalia Jackson, Fredric Brown, Louis Leakey, Lester B. Pearson, and Ásgeir Ásgeirsson. After him are Karl Silberbauer, S. R. Ranganathan, Hans Scharoun, Bronislava Nijinska, Henry de Montherlant, and Erwin Bowien.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Josep Samitier ranks 442 out of 3,355Before him are Francisco Vázquez de Coronado (1510), Julen Lopetegui (1966), Mercedes of Orléans (1860), Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873), José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (1960), and Sara Montiel (1928). After him are Juan, Count of Montizón (1822), Raymond Nonnatus (1204), José Antonio Camacho (1955), Ali ibn Yusuf (1083), María de Padilla (1334), and Antonio Soler (1729).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Josep Samitier ranks 28Before him are Fernando Hierro (1968), Quique Setién (1958), Antoni Ramallets (1924), Raúl (1977), Míchel (1963), and Julen Lopetegui (1966). After him are José Antonio Camacho (1955), Santillana (1952), Quini (1949), Guti (1976), Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (1892), and Miguel Ángel González Suárez (1947).