Mario Kempes

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Mario Alberto Kempes Chiodi (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾjo alˈβeɾto ˈkempes ˈtʃjoði]; born 15 July 1954) is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a striker/center midfielder. His father, Mario, also a footballer, inspired him to play from a young age. At the age of seven he began playing with a junior team and at fourteen, he joined the Talleres reserves. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Kempes has received more than 1,108,870 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Mario Kempes is the 67th most popular soccer player (down from 60th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Argentina (down from 19th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Soccer Player.

Mario Kempes is most famous for being the top scorer in the 1978 World Cup, where he led Argentina to victory.

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Among soccer players, Mario Kempes ranks 67 out of 16,880Before him are Vahid Halilhodžić, Oliver Kahn, Arthur Friedenreich, Bobby Moore, Carlos Queiroz, and Gianni Rivera. After him are Silvio Piola, Matthias Sindelar, Gheorghe Hagi, Gianluigi Buffon, Nándor Hidegkuti, and Gabriel Batistuta.

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Among people born in 1954, Mario Kempes ranks 23Before him are Dieter Bohlen, Kazuo Ishiguro, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Ang Lee, Halimah Yacob, and Stieg Larsson. After him are Andrej Babiš, Annie Lennox, Serzh Sargsyan, Fernando Santos, Matt Groening, and Jim Belushi.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Mario Kempes ranks 21 out of 1,019Before him are José de San Martín (1778), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953), Omar Sívori (1935), Mercedes Sosa (1935), Carlos Menem (1930), and Leopoldo Galtieri (1926). After him are Carlos Reutemann (1942), Gabriel Batistuta (1969), Marcelo Bielsa (1955), Guillermo Stábile (1905), Helenio Herrera (1910), and Diego Simeone (1970).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Argentina

Among soccer players born in Argentina, Mario Kempes ranks 5Before him are Diego Maradona (1960), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Lionel Messi (1987), and Omar Sívori (1935). After him are Gabriel Batistuta (1969), Guillermo Stábile (1905), Helenio Herrera (1910), César Luis Menotti (1938), Daniel Passarella (1953), Luis Monti (1901), and Carlos Bilardo (1938).