1905 - 1979

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João Coelho Neto, known more commonly as Preguinho (February 8, 1905 – October 1, 1979) was a Brazilian footballer in the striker position. He was born in Rio de Janeiro. Son of Brazilian writer Coelho Neto, Preguinho was born on February 5, 1905. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Preguinho has received more than 31,754 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Preguinho is the 909th most popular soccer player (down from 730th in 2019), the 221st most popular biography from Brazil (down from 181st in 2019) and the 93rd most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Preguinho ranks 909 out of 16,923Before him are Francisco Aramburu, Guillermo Gorostiza, Hong Myung-bo, Volodymyr Troshkin, Migueli, and Svatopluk Pluskal. After him are Jon Dahl Tomasson, Panajot Pano, Pepe Reina, Philippe Coutinho, Luis Arconada, and Keisuke Honda.

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Among people born in 1905, Preguinho ranks 136Before him are Hilde Holger, Hans Freudenthal, Jan Gies, Pierre Brasseur, Savitri Devi, and Harry Harlow. After him are Osvaldo Pugliese, Grigori Kozintsev, Leo Genn, Louis Rosier, Al Taliaferro, and Ángel Bossio. Among people deceased in 1979, Preguinho ranks 102Before him are Ita Rina, José María Velasco Ibarra, Vagif Mustafazadeh, Merle Oberon, Dolores Costello, and Arno Schmidt. After him are August Heissmeyer, Jayaprakash Narayan, Catherine Hessling, Ján Kadár, Vsevolod Bobrov, and George Seaton.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Preguinho ranks 221 out of 1,947Before him are José de Alencar (1829), Thiago Motta (1982), Índio (1931), Lucélia Santos (1957), Francisco Aramburu (1922), and Rodrigo Santoro (1975). After him are Zequinha de Abreu (1880), Pedro Américo (1843), Philippe Coutinho (1992), Jorge Ben (1942), Tita (1958), and Monteiro Lobato (1882).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Preguinho ranks 93Before him are Jair da Rosa Pinto (1921), Tim (1915), Waldo Machado (1934), Thiago Motta (1982), Índio (1931), and Francisco Aramburu (1922). After him are Philippe Coutinho (1992), Tita (1958), Emerson (1976), Branco (1964), Alexandre Pato (1989), and Baltazar Maria de Morais Júnior (1959).