Paulino Alcántara

1896 - 1964

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Paulino Alcántara Riestrá (7 October 1896 – 13 February 1964) was a football player and manager who played as a forward. Born in the Philippines, he spent most of his playing career at Barcelona, and also represented Catalonia, the Philippines and Spain internationally.Alcántara made his debut for Barcelona at the age of 15, and remains the youngest player to play or score for the club. He scored 369 goals in 357 official and friendly matches, a club record that stood for 87 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paulino Alcántara has received more than 402,466 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Paulino Alcántara is the 132nd most popular soccer player (down from 67th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Philippines (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Filipino Soccer Player.

Paulino Alcántara is most famous for being the first Mexican to play in Major League Baseball.

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  • 400k

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Paulino Alcántara ranks 132 out of 16,923Before him are Bert Trautmann, Luis Monti, Bobby Moore, Fabio Cannavaro, Jean-Marie Pfaff, and Dragan Džajić. After him are Carlos Valderrama, Günter Netzer, Edwin van der Sar, Thierry Henry, Akira Kitaguchi, and Héctor Castro.

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Among people born in 1896, Paulino Alcántara ranks 43Before him are Anastasio Somoza García, Herbert Backe, Léon Theremin, Tina Modotti, Gottlob Berger, and Eugenio Montale. After him are David Wechsler, Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Robert S. Mulliken, Nobusuke Kishi, Nikolay Semyonov, and A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Among people deceased in 1964, Paulino Alcántara ranks 27Before him are Palmiro Togliatti, Ernst Kretschmer, Otto Wille Kuusinen, Alexander Archipenko, Cole Porter, and Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois. After him are Alexandre Koyré, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Emilio Aguinaldo, Sam Cooke, Sigfrid Edström, and Douglas McGregor.

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In Philippines

Among people born in Philippines, Paulino Alcántara ranks 6 out of 96Before him are Rodrigo Duterte (1945), Corazon Aquino (1933), Ferdinand Marcos (1917), José Rizal (1861), and Imelda Marcos (1929). After him are Lapu-Lapu (1491), Emilio Aguinaldo (1869), Benigno Aquino Jr. (1932), Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (1947), Fidel Ramos (1928), and Isabel Preysler (1951).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Philippines

Among soccer players born in Philippines, Paulino Alcántara ranks 1