Pietro Anastasi

1948 - 2020

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Pietro Anastasi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpjɛːtro anaˈstaːzi]; 7 April 1948 – 17 January 2020), nicknamed Petruzzu 'u turcu (Sicilian for 'Pete the Turk') by fans, was an Italian footballer who played mainly in the role of a forward. He started his professional club career in Italy with Varese in 1966, helping the club to achieve promotion to Serie A in his first season with the side; after a promising debut campaign in the Italian top-flight the following season, he joined Juventus in 1968, where he enjoyed a highly successful and prolific eight–year stint, winning three Serie A titles. He then spent two seasons with Internazionale, where he won the Coppa Italia in 1978, before moving to Ascoli, where he remained for three seasons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pietro Anastasi has received more than 162,321 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Pietro Anastasi is the 1,039th most popular soccer player (up from 1,234th in 2019), the 2,507th most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,787th in 2019) and the 90th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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  • 53.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Pietro Anastasi has had the most page views in the with 67,000 views, followed by English (18,595), and Spanish (3,336). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (331.87%), Latvian (177.27%), and Southern Azerbaijani (94.86%)


Among soccer players, Pietro Anastasi ranks 1,039 out of 21,273Before him are Guillermo Subiabre, Djibril Cissé, Yumi Umeoka, Massimo Bonini, Tommy Taylor, and Alberto Tarantini. After him are Wolfgang Weber, Virginio Rosetta, Rinus Israël, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Marinho Peres, and Kennet Andersson.

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Among people born in 1948, Pietro Anastasi ranks 216Before him are Viktor Afanasyev, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Pavel Grachev, Patty Pravo, Claude Le Roy, and Enrique Cerezo. After him are Massoud Rajavi, Manuel Bento, Manuel Clemente, Peter James, Muhammad Zaidan, and Tony Judt. Among people deceased in 2020, Pietro Anastasi ranks 190Before him are Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Terry Goodkind, Vittorio Gregotti, Fred Willard, and Sonja Ziemann. After him are Adolfo Nicolás, Walid Muallem, Joachim Yhombi-Opango, Vladica Popović, Flavio Cotti, and Branko Kostić.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pietro Anastasi ranks 2,507 out of 5,161Before him are Guido Masetti (1907), Alda Merini (1931), Quintus Caecilius Metellus (-300), Simone Peterzano (1540), Alberto Burri (1915), and Massimo Bonini (1959). After him are Pietro Mocenigo (1406), Cristoforo Buondelmonti (1385), Vasco Rossi (1952), Franco Interlenghi (1931), Giovanni Maria Bononcini (1642), and Riccardo Paletti (1958).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Pietro Anastasi ranks 90Before him are Giancarlo Antognoni (1954), Attilio Ferraris (1904), Pietro Vierchowod (1959), Eraldo Monzeglio (1906), Guido Masetti (1907), and Massimo Bonini (1959). After him are Virginio Rosetta (1902), Luigi Bertolini (1904), Giovanni Lodetti (1942), Pietro Serantoni (1906), Christian Panucci (1973), and Mario Corso (1941).