Telmo Zarra

1921 - 2006

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Pedro Telmo Zarraonandía Montoya (20 January 1921 – 23 February 2006), known as Telmo Zarra or simply Zarra (Basque: [ˈs̻ara], Spanish: [ˈθara]), was a Spanish football forward. He spent the majority of his career at Athletic Bilbao, from 1940 to 1955, for whom he remains the top scorer in competitive matches with 335 goals.Zarra signed for Athletic after playing one season for Erandio. He became a prolific goalscorer in his 15 seasons at the club, winning the Pichichi Trophy as the highest scorer in La Liga on six occasions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Telmo Zarra has received more than 348,207 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Telmo Zarra is the 93rd most popular soccer player (down from 77th in 2019), the 227th most popular biography from Spain (down from 217th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Telmo Zarra is most famous for being the first player to score 50 goals in La Liga.

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Among soccer players, Telmo Zarra ranks 93 out of 16,923Before him are Gianluigi Buffon, Nándor Hidegkuti, Hristo Stoichkov, Bebeto, George Weah, and Gabriel Batistuta. After him are Bobby Robson, Leo Beenhakker, Lucien Laurent, Jürgen Klinsmann, Ivica Osim, and Juan Alberto Schiaffino.

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Among people born in 1921, Telmo Zarra ranks 38Before him are Kurt Knispel, Seretse Khama, Aaron T. Beck, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Stanley Ho, and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow. After him are Akio Morita, Lana Turner, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Satyajit Ray, James Jones, and Lydia Litvyak. Among people deceased in 2006, Telmo Zarra ranks 34Before him are Nam June Paik, Johannes Rau, Lennart Meri, Muriel Spark, Jack Palance, and Steve Irwin. After him are P. W. Botha, Markus Wolf, Melvin Schwartz, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Bülent Ecevit, and Alida Valli.

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Among people born in Spain, Telmo Zarra ranks 227 out of 2,595Before him are Lluís Companys (1882), Joanna la Beltraneja (1462), Kane (1967), Infante Carlos, Count of Molina (1788), Manuel Godoy (1767), and Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias (1629). After him are Lola Flores (1923), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Antoni Tàpies (1923), Tirso de Molina (1579), Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi (650), and Manolete (1917).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Telmo Zarra ranks 7Before him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895), Luis Suárez (1935), Francisco Gento (1933), Ricardo Zamora (1901), Miguel Muñoz (1922), and Quique Setién (1958). After him are Iker Casillas (1981), Carles Puyol (1978), Carles Rexach (1947), Xavi (1980), Joaquín Peiró (1936), and Andrés Iniesta (1984).