Ricardo Zamora

1901 - 1978

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Ricardo Zamora Martínez (Spanish pronunciation: [riˈkaɾðo θaˈmoɾa maɾˈtineθ]; 21 January 1901 – 8 September 1978) was a Spanish footballer and manager. He played as a goalkeeper for, among others, RCD Espanyol, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. As an international he played for both the Catalan XI and Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ricardo Zamora has received more than 271,833 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Ricardo Zamora is the 54th most popular soccer player (down from 49th in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from Spain (up from 152nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Ricardo Zamora was a Spanish goalkeeper who is most famous for his role in the development of the sweeper-keeper.

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Among soccer players, Ricardo Zamora ranks 54 out of 21,273Before him are Romário, Paolo Rossi, Stanley Matthews, László Kubala, Mario Kempes, and Junji Nishikawa. After him are Fernando Santos, Flórián Albert, Roberto Carlos, Francisco Gento, Roberto Mancini, and Uwe Seeler.

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Among people born in 1901, Ricardo Zamora ranks 31Before him are Mohamed Naguib, Jean Dubuffet, Joaquín Rodrigo, Simon Kuznets, Max Euwe, and Salvatore Quasimodo. After him are Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Andrey Vlasov, Henning von Tresckow, Witold Pilecki, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, and Jaroslav Seifert. Among people deceased in 1978, Ricardo Zamora ranks 15Before him are Giorgio de Chirico, Manne Siegbahn, Adolf Dassler, Umberto Nobile, Ramón Mercader, and Anastas Mikoyan. After him are John Cazale, Harry Martinson, Kurt Student, Houari Boumédiène, Margaret Mead, and Willy Messerschmitt.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Ricardo Zamora ranks 127 out of 3,355Before him are Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Javier Solana (1942), Paco de Lucía (1947), Francisco de Orellana (1511), Francisco Tárrega (1852), and Ferdinand III of Castile (1199). After him are Miguel Primo de Rivera (1870), Francisco Gento (1933), Princess Isabella of Parma (1741), Almanzor (930), Ibn Hazm (994), and Pep Guardiola (1971).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Ricardo Zamora ranks 2Before him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895). After him are Francisco Gento (1933), Luis Suárez (1935), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Luis Enrique (1970), Sergio Ramos (1986), Xavi (1980), Xabi Alonso (1981), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Iker Casillas (1981), and Carles Puyol (1978).