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Santiago Cañizares

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José Santiago Cañizares Ruiz (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse sanˈtjaɣo kaɲiˈθaɾes ˈrwiθ]; born 18 December 1969) is a Spanish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper, currently a rally driver. A product of Real Madrid's youth academies, he eventually joined the first team but proved unable to establish himself there, being loaned out twice. He moved to Valencia in 1998, appearing in 418 official matches over the next decade and winning several major titles, including two La Liga championships and the 2004 UEFA Cup.Cañizares represented Spain in three World Cups and as many European Championships, and won a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Santiago Cañizares has received more than 637,419 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Santiago Cañizares is the 703rd most popular soccer player (down from 673rd in 2019), the 778th most popular biography from Spain (down from 719th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Santiago Cañizares ranks 703 out of 16,880Before him are Kazu Naoki, Hennes Weisweiler, Robert Enke, Nani, Alfredo Foni, and Waldo Machado. After him are Orlando Peçanha, Pietro Rava, Andreas Möller, Eduard Streltsov, Noritaka Hidaka, and Adriano.

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Among people born in 1969, Santiago Cañizares ranks 66Before him are Predrag Mijatović, Ice Cube, Brian Laudrup, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Julie Delpy, and Keith Flint. After him are Michael Sheen, Marc Wilmots, Jojo Moyes, Vítor Baía, Zach Galifianakis, and Oleg Salenko.

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Among people born in Spain, Santiago Cañizares ranks 778 out of 2,932Before him are Ismail I of Granada (1279), Luis Mariano (1914), Juvencus (400), Josep Lluís Sert (1902), José Miaja (1878), and Bera, Count of Barcelona (770). After him are Joseph Oller (1839), Toda of Pamplona (876), Yolande of Aragon, Duchess of Calabria (1273), Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera (1866), Aioulf (400), and Salvador de Madariaga (1886).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Santiago Cañizares ranks 48Before him are Cesc Fàbregas (1987), Míchel (1963), Antonio de la Cruz (1947), Pepe Reina (1982), Fernando Morientes (1976), and Sergi Barjuán (1971). After him are Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga (1956), Luis Molowny (1925), Edmundo Suárez (1916), Joaquín Peiró (1936), Manuel Sanchís Martínez (1938), and Kepa Arrizabalaga (1994).

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