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Roberto Rivellino (also Rivelino, Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁoˈbɛʁtu ʁiveˈlĩnu]; Italian: [roˈbɛrto rivelˈlino]; born 1 January 1946) is a Brazilian football pundit and retired footballer. He was one of the stars of Brazil's 1970 FIFA World Cup winning team. Rivellino currently works as a pundit for Brazilian TV Cultura.The son of Italian immigrants from Macchiagodena (Isernia), he was famous for his large moustache, bending free kicks, long range shooting, accurate long passing, vision, close ball control and dribbling skills. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rivellino has received more than 477,707 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Rivellino is the 32nd most popular soccer player (up from 42nd in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 29th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Rivellino is most famous for his goal against the Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Rivellino ranks 32 out of 16,923Before him are Sándor Kocsis, Sócrates, Ronaldo, Vavá, Gunnar Nordahl, and Francisco Gento. After him are Carlos Alberto Torres, Lionel Messi, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Lothar Matthäus, Josef Masopust, and Ruud Gullit.

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Among people born in 1946, Rivellino ranks 33Before him are Fabio Capello, Syd Barrett, Roh Moo-hyun, Dianne Wiest, Susan Sarandon, and José Carreras. After him are Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Benny Andersson, Marianne Faithfull, Guus Hiddink, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Hassanal Bolkiah.

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Among people born in Brazil, Rivellino ranks 19 out of 1,947Before him are Jorge Amado (1912), Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Ronaldo (1976), Vavá (1934), and Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927). After him are Paulo Freire (1921), João Havelange (1916), Luiz Felipe Scolari (1948), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), and Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Rivellino ranks 9Before him are Zico (1953), Didi (1928), Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Ronaldo (1976), and Vavá (1934). After him are Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Ronaldinho (1980), Nílton Santos (1925), Djalma Santos (1929), Romário (1966), and Jairzinho (1944).