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José Martínez Sánchez (born 11 March 1945), nicknamed Pirri, is a Spanish former footballer. A central midfielder in the early part of his career, he finished up as a sweeper. He spent the vast majority of his career with Real Madrid, appearing in 561 competitive matches and scoring 172 goals while winning 15 titles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pirri has received more than 119,455 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Pirri is the 613th most popular soccer player (up from 616th in 2019), the 675th most popular biography from Spain (down from 668th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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  • 120k

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  • 65.33

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

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  • 5.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Pirri ranks 613 out of 16,923Before him are Lucien Muller, Tatsuya Shiji, William Foulke, Daniel Bertoni, Thiago Alcântara, and Oscar. After him are Eizo Yuguchi, Guido Buchwald, Michael Owen, Aymoré Moreira, Gianluca Zambrotta, and Frank de Boer.

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Among people born in 1945, Pirri ranks 137Before him are Khaleda Zia, Hugh Fraser, Meir Dagan, Piero Ferrari, Curtis Hanson, and Christine Kaufmann. After him are Mustafa Balel, Eizo Yuguchi, Vladislav Ardzinba, Billy Drago, Jarno Saarinen, and Momčilo Krajišnik.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Pirri ranks 675 out of 2,595Before him are Rossy de Palma (1964), Josefa de Óbidos (1630), Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva (1895), Manuel Sanchís Martínez (1938), Muhammad II of Córdoba (980), and Wifred II, Count of Barcelona (900). After him are Domingo de Soto (1494), Ferrer Bassa (1285), Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (1833), Ramon Borrell, Count of Barcelona (972), Luis Molowny (1925), and Agila I (null).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Pirri ranks 39Before him are Luis del Sol (1935), Javier Clemente (1950), Víctor Valdés (1982), Lorenzo Fernández (1900), Isidro Lángara (1912), and Manuel Sanchís Martínez (1938). After him are Luis Molowny (1925), Goyo Benito (1946), José Ángel Iribar (1943), Santiago Cañizares (1969), Gerard Piqué (1987), and Antonio de la Cruz (1947).