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Telmo Zarra

1921 - 2006

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Pedro Telmo Zarraonandía Montoya (20 January 1921 – 23 February 2006), known as 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 428,868 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Telmo Zarra is the 137th most popular soccer player (down from 93rd in 2019), the 286th most popular biography from Spain (down from 227th in 2019) and the 9th 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 137 out of 16,880Before him are Edwin van der Sar, Andrés Iniesta, Alessandro Del Piero, Dragan Džajić, Sandro Mazzola, and Tostão. After him are Bora Milutinović, Ademir de Menezes, Carlos Valderrama, Didier Deschamps, Pavel Nedvěd, and Carles Rexach.

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Among people born in 1921, Telmo Zarra ranks 55Before him are Abdul Salam Arif, Paul Schäfer, Alida Valli, Jane Russell, James Jones, and Sugar Ray Robinson. After him are Seretse Khama, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Viktor Kulikov, Gérard Debreu, and Harald Quandt. Among people deceased in 2006, Telmo Zarra ranks 43Before him are Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Shelley Winters, Bülent Ecevit, Nam June Paik, Melvin Schwartz, and Alida Valli. After him are P. W. Botha, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Zoia Ceaușescu, Shohei Imamura, Raymond Davis Jr., and Mariska Veres.

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Among people born in Spain, Telmo Zarra ranks 286 out of 2,932Before him are Lluís Companys (1882), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Fernando Alonso (1981), Muhammad I of Granada (1194), Ibn Jubayr (1145), and Juan Díaz de Solís (1470). After him are Berengaria of Castile (1180), Jesús Franco (1930), George Santayana (1863), Carles Rexach (1947), Luis Enrique (1970), and Muhammad I of Córdoba (823).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Telmo Zarra ranks 9Before him are Francisco Gento (1933), Ricardo Zamora (1901), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Xavi (1980), Carles Puyol (1978), and Andrés Iniesta (1984). After him are Carles Rexach (1947), Luis Enrique (1970), Iker Casillas (1981), Sergio Ramos (1986), David Villa (1981), and Emilio Butragueño (1963).