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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, and the only European, 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 2,123,489 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Paolo Rossi is the 58th most popular soccer player (up from 59th in 2019), the 706th most popular biography from Italy (up from 761st in 2019) and the 5th 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 58 out of 16,880Before him are Roberto Carlos, David Beckham, Djalma Santos, Jairzinho, George Weah, and Béla Guttmann. After him are Giacinto Facchetti, Nílton Santos, Vahid Halilhodžić, Oliver Kahn, Arthur Friedenreich, and Bobby Moore.

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Among people born in 1956, Paolo Rossi ranks 16Before him are Tsai Ing-wen, Theresa May, Bryan Cranston, David Copperfield, Michel Houellebecq, and Andy García. After him are Carrie Fisher, José Manuel Barroso, Linda Hamilton, David Sassoli, Gina Haspel, and Ingemar Stenmark. Among people deceased in 2020, Paolo Rossi ranks 21Before him are Ian Holm, Michel Piccoli, Albert Uderzo, Alan Parker, Juliette Gréco, and Tabaré Vázquez. After him are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Betty Williams, Geert Hofstede, Robert Hossein, and Stanley Cohen.

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Among people born in Italy, Paolo Rossi ranks 706 out of 4,668Before him are Claudio Ranieri (1951), Andrea del Castagno (1420), Riccardo Muti (1941), Giorgio Morandi (1890), Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937), and Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (-300). After him are Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1610), Piero di Cosimo (1462), Francis II of the Two Sicilies (1836), Dino Buzzati (1906), Joachim of Fiore (1135), and Athalaric (516).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Paolo Rossi ranks 5Before him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Cesare Maldini (1932), Roberto Baggio (1967), and Paolo Maldini (1968). After him are Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Gianni Rivera (1943), Silvio Piola (1913), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Francesco Totti (1976), Roberto Mancini (1964), and Franco Baresi (1960).