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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 137,380 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Josep Samitier is the 301st most popular soccer player (up from 333rd in 2019), the 484th most popular biography from Spain (down from 455th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Josep Samitier ranks 301 out of 16,880Before him are Patrick Kluivert, Dunga, Quique Setién, José Santamaría, Jimmy Greaves, and Takeshi Inoue. After him are Raymond Domenech, Fernando Hierro, Akira Nozawa, Edinson Cavani, Enzo Francescoli, and Cha Bum-kun.

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Among people born in 1902, Josep Samitier ranks 62Before him are Oskar Morgenstern, Mohammad Hatta, Takeichi Nishi, Kirill Moskalenko, Rafael Alberti, and Hans Bellmer. After him are Demchugdongrub, Wilhelm Stuckart, Ryuzo Shimizu, Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu, Eugen Jochum, and Sylvanus Olympio. Among people deceased in 1972, Josep Samitier ranks 50Before him are Hans Scharoun, Antonio Segni, Hugo Steinhaus, Mahalia Jackson, Henry de Montherlant, and Martiros Saryan. After him are George, Crown Prince of Serbia, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Ghassan Kanafani, Eugène Tisserant, Harlow Shapley, and Matvei Zakharov.

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Among people born in Spain, Josep Samitier ranks 484 out of 2,932Before him are Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli (1540), Victoria Abril (1959), Erwig (642), Unai Emery (1971), Quique Setién (1958), and Urraca of Zamora (1033). After him are Hosius of Corduba (256), Liuva I (550), Suintila (594), Francisco Pacheco (1564), Anthony Mary Claret (1807), and Ruy González de Clavijo (1400).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Josep Samitier ranks 25Before him are Raúl (1977), Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (1892), Andoni Zubizarreta (1961), Amancio Amaro (1939), Xabi Alonso (1981), and Quique Setién (1958). After him are Fernando Hierro (1968), Gerard Piqué (1987), Antoni Ramallets (1924), Ernesto Valverde (1964), Julen Lopetegui (1966), and Guti (1976).