1913 - 2004


Leônidas da Silva (Portuguese pronunciation: [leˈõnidɐz dɐ ˈsiwvɐ]; 6 September 1913 – 24 January 2004) was a Brazilian association footballer and commentator, who played as a forward. He is regarded as one of the most important players of the first half of the 20th century. Leônidas played for Brazil national team in the 1934 and 1938 World Cups, and was the top scorer of the latter tournament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leônidas has received more than 115,121 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 62nd most popular soccer player.

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Among soccer players, Leônidas ranks 62 out of 13,233Before him are Guillermo Stábile, Jairzinho, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Romário, Roberto Baggio, and Helenio Herrera. After him are Matthias Sindelar, Uwe Seeler, Gheorghe Hagi, Paolo Rossi, Paulino Alcántara, and Giacinto Facchetti.

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Among people born in 1913, Leônidas ranks 32Before him are Willis Lamb, Paul Erdős, Werner Mölders, Roger Garaudy, Erich Priebke, and Wolfgang Paul. After him are Carmen Amaya, Muddy Waters, Bill Shankly, Albert Ellis, Artur Axmann, and Luz Long. Among people deceased in 2004, Leônidas ranks 23Before him are Susan Sontag, Stieg Larsson, Christopher Reeve, Maurice Wilkins, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, and Helmut Newton. After him are Olga Ladyzhenskaya, Ingrid Thulin, Sune Bergström, Carlos Kleiber, Estée Lauder, and Renata Tebaldi.

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Among people born in Brazil, Leônidas ranks 39 out of 1,296Before him are Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Jairzinho (1944), Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873), Romário (1966), Astrud Gilberto (1940), and Sebastião Salgado (1944). After him are Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943), Roberto Carlos (1973), Zito (1932), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Gilberto Gil (1942), and Rivaldo (1972).