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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 191,195 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Nereo Rocco is the 455th most popular soccer player (down from 434th in 2019), the 1,801st most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,675th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Nereo Rocco ranks 455 out of 16,880Before him are Anghel Iordănescu, Edu Coimbra, Frank Lampard, Carlos Tevez, James Rodríguez, and Emerich Jenei. After him are Juan Sebastián Verón, Zdeněk Zeman, Mihály Lantos, Patrick Vieira, Henri Michel, and Seki Matsunaga.

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Among people born in 1912, Nereo Rocco ranks 101Before him are Kim Sung-gan, Melita Norwood, Petar Stambolić, Samuel Fuller, Axel Springer, and Khertek Anchimaa-Toka. After him are Fritz Fischer, Barbara Hutton, Gordon Gollob, Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, and Jean Françaix. Among people deceased in 1979, Nereo Rocco ranks 74Before him are Louis Durey, Richard Rodgers, Gio Ponti, Yukio Tsuda, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, and Jean-Marie Villot. After him are Jayaprakash Narayan, Yvonne de Gaulle, Barbara Hutton, Joseph Kessel, Darryl F. Zanuck, and Larisa Shepitko.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Nereo Rocco ranks 1,801 out of 4,668Before him are Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901), Giles of Rome (1243), Eugenio Beltrami (1835), Bonanno Pisano (1150), Alfonso IV d'Este, Duke of Modena (1634), and Giovanni Mocenigo (1409). After him are Cesare Zavattini (1902), Camillo Borghese, 6th Prince of Sulmona (1775), Charles II, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (1629), Tonino Guerra (1920), Galileo Ferraris (1847), and Corax of Syracuse (-500).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Nereo Rocco ranks 35Before him are Gianfranco Zola (1966), Gianpiero Combi (1902), Gennaro Gattuso (1978), Salvatore Schillaci (1964), Gianluca Vialli (1964), and Simone Inzaghi (1976). After him are Gian Piero Gasperini (1958), Alessandro Costacurta (1966), Mario Balotelli (1990), Tarcisio Burgnich (1939), Thiago Alcântara (1991), and Roberto Boninsegna (1943).