1895 - 1977

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Manoel Nunes (March 7, 1895 – May 31, 1977), also known as Neco, was an association football midfielder. With great skill and tenacity, he was the first idol of Corinthians, being the first player to get a statue in the team's gardens (in 1929). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neco has received more than 40,665 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Neco is the 1,268th most popular soccer player (down from 1,151st in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from Brazil (down from 261st in 2019) and the 133rd most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Neco ranks 1,268 out of 16,923Before him are Kim Vilfort, Toyohito Mochizuki, Rafael Márquez, Nelsinho Baptista, Valdo Filho, and Dragiša Binić. After him are Jan Tomaszewski, Miguel Ángel Nadal, Ernst Lehner, Shoko Hamada, Herbert Prohaska, and Sadio Mané.

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Among people born in 1895, Neco ranks 145Before him are Stefan Rowecki, Rudolph Minkowski, Mario Camerini, Paul Gorguloff, Lucía Sánchez Saornil, and William Tubman. After him are Marie-Dominique Chenu, Max Valier, Alfred Neuland, Fulton J. Sheen, Itō Noe, and Hari Singh. Among people deceased in 1977, Neco ranks 115Before him are Rudolf Vytlačil, Tibor Déry, Mirzo Tursunzoda, Sumitranandan Pant, Hans Erich Nossack, and Jan-Carl Raspe. After him are Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ivan Fedyuninsky, Eugen Schüfftan, Gary Gilmore, Jean Hagen, and Henry Tandey.

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Among people born in Brazil, Neco ranks 293 out of 1,947Before him are Euclides da Cunha (1866), Luís Fabiano (1980), Danilo Alvim (1920), Adhemar Pimenta (1896), Nelsinho Baptista (1950), and Valdo Filho (1964). After him are Luís Carlos Prestes (1898), Cândido Rondon (1865), Adhemar da Silva (1927), Susana Vieira (1942), Rita Lee (1947), and Zé Maria (1949).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Neco ranks 133Before him are Fernando Giudicelli (1906), Oreco (1932), Luís Fabiano (1980), Danilo Alvim (1920), Nelsinho Baptista (1950), and Valdo Filho (1964). After him are Zé Maria (1949), Júlio César (1963), Gilmar Rinaldi (1959), Paulo Cézar Caju (1949), Fred (1983), and Augusto da Costa (1920).