Marcelo Zalayeta

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Marcelo Danubio Zalayeta (locally [maɾˈselo salaˈʃeta]; born 5 December 1978) is a retired Uruguayan footballer who played as a striker. Zalayeta began his club career with Danubio before moving to Peñarol for a season in 1997, where he won the Uruguayan Primera División and the Uruguayan Liguilla Cup. Later that year, he was acquired by Italian club Juventus, where he remained for ten seasons, winning three Serie A titles and reaching the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final, although he was sent on several loan spells with Empoli, Spanish side Sevilla and Perugia during his time at the Turin club, due to heavy competition from other strikers in the team's line-up. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcelo Zalayeta has received more than 191,905 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Marcelo Zalayeta is the 3,476th most popular soccer player (down from 2,967th in 2019), the 164th most popular biography from Uruguay (down from 126th in 2019) and the 93rd most popular Uruguayan Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Marcelo Zalayeta ranks 3,476 out of 16,923Before him are Oleg Romantsev, Peter Dubovský, Lars Elstrup, Michael Baur, Theo Walcott, and Kiyotaka Matsui. After him are Casiano Delvalle, Cliff Bastin, Steven Nzonzi, Frank Lampard, Erick Mombaerts, and Paulo Isidoro.

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Among people born in 1978, Marcelo Zalayeta ranks 141Before him are Jorge Andrade, Christian Coulson, DJ Qualls, Summer Phoenix, Geremi, and Radek Štěpánek. After him are Pablo Iglesias Turrión, Lenka, Kim Ha-neul, Josh Dallas, Harry Kewell, and Philipp Plein.

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Among people born in Uruguay, Marcelo Zalayeta ranks 164 out of 314Before him are Jorge Drexler (1964), Feliciano Viera (1872), Antonio Alzamendi (1956), Juan José de Amézaga (1881), Aníbal Ruiz (1942), and Gus Poyet (1967). After him are Hugo de León (1958), José Eugenio Ellauri (1834), Jorge Larrionda (1968), Pablo Gabriel García (1977), Juan Rodríguez (1928), and Álvaro Pereira (1985).


Among soccer players born in Uruguay, Marcelo Zalayeta ranks 93Before him are Darío Silva (1972), Ildo Maneiro (1947), Walter Pandiani (1976), Cristian Rodríguez (1985), Antonio Alzamendi (1956), and Aníbal Ruiz (1942). After him are Hugo de León (1958), Pablo Gabriel García (1977), Álvaro Pereira (1985), Lucas Torreira (1996), Carlos Aguilera (1964), and Fernando Picun (1972).