Paolo Rossi

1956 - 2020

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Paolo Rossi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːolo ˈrossi]; 23 September 1956 – 9 December 2020) was an Italian professional footballer who played as a forward. He led Italy to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title, scoring six goals to win the Golden Boot as top goalscorer, and the Golden Ball for the player of the tournament. Rossi is one of only three players to have won all three awards at a World Cup, along with Garrincha in 1962, and Mario Kempes in 1978. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paolo Rossi has received more than 1,597,391 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Paolo Rossi is the 59th most popular soccer player (up from 66th in 2019), the 761st most popular biography from Italy (up from 792nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

Paolo Rossi is most famous for being a professional Italian footballer who played as a striker. He won the 1982 FIFA World Cup with the Italian national team and he was named European Footballer of the Year in 1983.

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Among soccer players, Paolo Rossi ranks 59 out of 16,923Before him are Roberto Baggio, David Beckham, Flórián Albert, Stanley Matthews, Mircea Lucescu, and Giacinto Facchetti. After him are Mario Kempes, Leônidas, Miguel Muñoz, Radomir Antić, Guillermo Stábile, and Roberto Carlos.

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Among people born in 1956, Paolo Rossi ranks 15Before him are Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Theresa May, Tsai Ing-wen, Christoph Waltz, Michel Houellebecq, and Carrie Fisher. After him are Andy García, David Copperfield, Gina Haspel, Giuseppe Tornatore, Linda Hamilton, and José Manuel Barroso. Among people deceased in 2020, Paolo Rossi ranks 35Before him are Oliver E. Williamson, Kenny Rogers, Stirling Moss, John le Carré, Mirella Freni, and Luis Sepúlveda. After him are Radomir Antić, Christopher Tolkien, Nexhmije Hoxha, Rob Rensenbrink, Juliette Gréco, and Jānis Lūsis.

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Among people born in Italy, Paolo Rossi ranks 761 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Benedict IV (860), Carlo Gozzi (1720), Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Pope Stephen VII (850), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), and Giorgetto Giugiaro (1938). After him are Poliziano (1454), Giambattista Basile (1566), Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937), Italo Balbo (1896), Guccio Gucci (1881), and Il Sodoma (1477).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Paolo Rossi ranks 6Before him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Cesare Maldini (1932), Paolo Maldini (1968), Roberto Baggio (1967), and Giacinto Facchetti (1942). After him are Silvio Piola (1913), Gianni Rivera (1943), Franco Baresi (1960), Francesco Totti (1976), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), and Alessandro Del Piero (1974).