1949 - 2018

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Enrique Castro González (Spanish pronunciation: [enˈrike ˈkastɾo ɣonˈθaleθ]; 23 September 1949 – 27 February 2018), known as Quini [ˈkini], was a Spanish footballer who played as a striker. In a career totally connected with Sporting de Gijón and FC Barcelona, he was widely regarded as one of the country's best strikers, having won a total of seven Pichichi Trophy awards, five of those in La Liga.A Spain international for 12 years, Quini represented the nation in two World Cups and one European Championship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Quini has received more than 260,383 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Quini is the 501st most popular soccer player (down from 431st in 2019), the 601st most popular biography from Spain (down from 573rd in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Quini ranks 501 out of 16,923Before him are Larbi Benbarek, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Emilio Caprile, Lukas Podolski, László Budai, and Robin van Persie. After him are Takao Nishiyama, Artur Jorge, Paulo Futre, Petr Čech, Tadao Takayama, and Luis del Sol.

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Among people born in 1949, Quini ranks 107Before him are Horst Seehofer, Émerson Leão, Fernando Collor de Mello, Margareta of Romania, Göran Persson, and Roger Deakins. After him are Tommy Ramone, Valentina Matviyenko, Robert Sternberg, Tom Pryce, Sergei Bagapsh, and Jeremy Corbyn. Among people deceased in 2018, Quini ranks 95Before him are Belisario Betancur, Uri Avnery, Robert Morris, Alan Baker, Michael Anderson, and Joseph Kobzon. After him are Ermanno Olmi, Josep Lluís Núñez, Thorvald Stoltenberg, Keith O'Brien, Yoshinobu Ishii, and Kim Jong-pil.

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Among people born in Spain, Quini ranks 601 out of 2,595Before him are Juan Antonio Bardem (1922), Fermin (272), Silo of Asturias (720), Cristóbal de Morales (1600), Infanta María de la Paz of Spain (1862), and Santillana (1952). After him are Mauregatus of Asturias (800), Joaquín Turina (1882), Sancha of Castile, Queen of Aragon (1154), García Sánchez III of Pamplona (1012), Josep Lluís Núñez (1931), and García Fernández of Castile (938).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Quini ranks 32Before him are Antoni Ramallets (1924), Julen Lopetegui (1966), José Antonio Camacho (1955), Xabi Alonso (1981), Guti (1976), and Santillana (1952). After him are Luis del Sol (1935), Javier Clemente (1950), Víctor Valdés (1982), Lorenzo Fernández (1900), Isidro Lángara (1912), and Manuel Sanchís Martínez (1938).