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 184 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 118,901 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Josep Samitier is the 333rd most popular soccer player (down from 252nd in 2019), the 455th most popular biography from Spain (down from 418th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Josep Samitier ranks 333 out of 16,923Before him are Karim Benzema, Nobuyuki Kato, Enrique Ballestrero, Takashi Mizuno, David Trezeguet, and Fukusaburo Harada. After him are Antoine Griezmann, Diego Forlán, Takeshi Inoue, Koji Miyata, Valentin Ivanov, and Peter Bosz.

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Among people born in 1902, Josep Samitier ranks 62Before him are Kirill Moskalenko, Rafael Alberti, Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg, Wilhelm Stuckart, Mitsuo Fuchida, and George Ostrogorsky. After him are Marcel Aymé, Sylvanus Olympio, Carlo Levi, Richard Rodgers, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, and Pascual Jordan. Among people deceased in 1972, Josep Samitier ranks 44Before him are Margaret Rutherford, Antonio Segni, Hans Scharoun, S. R. Ranganathan, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, and Emil Maurice. After him are Stephen Timoshenko, Harlow Shapley, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Henry de Montherlant, Natalie Clifford Barney, and Bronislava Nijinska.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Josep Samitier ranks 455 out of 2,595Before him are Fernando Torres (1984), Hosius of Corduba (256), Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873), Ali ibn Yusuf (1083), Marisa Paredes (1946), and Julio González (1876). After him are Federico Bahamontes (1928), Suintila (594), Najwa Nimri (1972), César Manrique (1919), Carlos Sainz (1962), and Peter Claver (1581).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Josep Samitier ranks 25Before him are Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (1892), Andoni Zubizarreta (1961), Fernando Hierro (1968), David Villa (1981), Raúl (1977), and Fernando Torres (1984). After him are Antoni Ramallets (1924), Julen Lopetegui (1966), José Antonio Camacho (1955), Xabi Alonso (1981), Guti (1976), and Santillana (1952).