Juninho Pernambucano

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Antônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Júnior (born 30 January 1975), commonly known as Juninho Pernambucano or simply Juninho, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who is the sporting director of French club Olympique Lyonnais. A dead-ball specialist noted for his bending free kicks, in particular the knuckleball technique which he developed, Juninho holds the record for the highest number of goals scored through free kicks and he is considered by many to be the greatest free kick-taker of all time.Juninho began his professional career in 1993 with Brazilian club Sport do Recife. Two years later he joined Vasco da Gama where he played over 100 matches and won six titles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juninho Pernambucano has received more than 1,747,954 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Juninho Pernambucano is the 422nd most popular soccer player (up from 501st in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 133rd in 2019) and the 46th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Juninho Pernambucano ranks 422 out of 16,923Before him are Ryan Giggs, Guy Roux, Takeshi Kamo, Jürgen Grabowski, Jean Djorkaeff, and Horst Hrubesch. After him are Tokizo Ichihashi, Wesley Sneijder, Arawa Kimura, Jan Ceulemans, Xabi Alonso, and Adriano.

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Among people born in 1975, Juninho Pernambucano ranks 16Before him are Charles Michel, Tobey Maguire,, DJ Khaled, Hernán Crespo, and Drew Barrymore. After him are Juan Sebastián Verón, Eiichiro Oda, Casey Affleck, Ralf Schumacher, Johnny Galecki, and Roy Makaay.

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Among people born in Brazil, Juninho Pernambucano ranks 110 out of 1,947Before him are Sérgio Mendes (1941), Elis Regina (1945), Pierre Clostermann (1921), Dunga (1963), Rubens Barrichello (1972), and Peter Medawar (1915). After him are Adriano (1982), Deco (1977), Robinho (1984), Chico Xavier (1910), Augusto Boal (1931), and Baden Powell (1937).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Juninho Pernambucano ranks 46Before him are Mauro Ramos (1930), Toninho Cerezo (1955), Dani Alves (1983), Cláudio Taffarel (1966), Dida (1973), and Dunga (1963). After him are Adriano (1982), Deco (1977), Robinho (1984), Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), Émerson Leão (1949), and Zé Roberto (1974).

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