Nereo Rocco

1912 - 1979

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Nereo Rocco (Italian pronunciation: [neˈrɛːo ˈrɔkko]; 20 May 1912 – 20 February 1979) was an Italian association football player and manager. Regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time, he is famous for having been one of the most successful head coaches in Italy, winning several domestic and international titles during his tenure with A.C. Milan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nereo Rocco has received more than 149,862 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Nereo Rocco is the 434th most popular soccer player (down from 376th in 2019), the 1,675th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,604th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Nereo Rocco ranks 434 out of 16,923Before him are Adriano, Takeo Wakabayashi, Alessandro Nesta, Masuzo Madono, Steven Gerrard, and Deco. After him are Klaus Fischer, Robinho, Rihei Sano, Jenő Buzánszky, Leonel Sánchez, and Jorge Jesus.

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Among people born in 1912, Nereo Rocco ranks 87Before him are Jiří Trnka, Yuen Siu-tien, Michel Debré, Richard Brooks, Jacques Ellul, and Perry Como. After him are Rihei Sano, Petar Stambolić, Roy Sullivan, Axel Springer, David Packard, and Jean Améry. Among people deceased in 1979, Nereo Rocco ranks 69Before him are Elizabeth Bishop, Heinz Reinefarth, Aleksei N. Leontiev, Nicos Poulantzas, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, and Gio Ponti. After him are Friedrich Ebert Jr., Charles W. Morris, Teruo Nakamura, Philippe Halsman, Victoria Ocampo, and Joseph Kessel.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Nereo Rocco ranks 1,675 out of 4,088Before him are Alberto Zaccheroni (1953), Rita Pavone (1945), Alfredo Binda (1902), Alessandro Nesta (1976), Gio Ponti (1891), and Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (1838). After him are Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377), Roger of Lauria (1245), Simon of Trent (1472), Ernesto Brambilla (1934), Irene of Montferrat (1274), and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Nereo Rocco ranks 35Before him are Daniele Massaro (1961), Alessandro Costacurta (1966), Angelo Schiavio (1905), Marco Materazzi (1973), Gianpiero Combi (1902), and Alessandro Nesta (1976). After him are Gianfranco Zola (1966), Gianluca Vialli (1964), Emilio Caprile (1928), Pierino Prati (1946), Giuseppe Bergomi (1963), and Gianluca Pagliuca (1966).