Vítor Baía

1969 - Today

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Vítor Manuel Martins Baía, OIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvitɔɾ bɐˈiɐ]; born 15 October 1969) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. One of the most decorated goalkeepers of all time, his career was intimately connected with FC Porto, which he started representing professionally still in his teens, helping it to 25 titles and eventually remaining with the club in an ambassadorial role. Also having played for Barcelona, Baía appeared with the Portugal national team in two European Championships and the 2002 World Cup. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vítor Baía has received more than 466,123 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Vítor Baía is the 890th most popular soccer player (down from 722nd in 2019), the 196th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 175th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Portuguese Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Vítor Baía ranks 890 out of 16,923Before him are Bill Foulkes, Philippe Troussier, Friedrich Koncilia, Darko Pančev, Pablo Forlán, and Dick Nanninga. After him are Herbert Chapman, Claude Makélélé, Thiago Motta, Ronald de Boer, Masaki Yokotani, and Índio.

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Among people born in 1969, Vítor Baía ranks 73Before him are Julie Delpy, Bob Sinclar, Ice Cube, Christian Slater, Jay-Z, and Dana International. After him are Jason Clarke, Hong Myung-bo, Thomas Vinterberg, Marjane Satrapi, Paul Adelstein, and Bobby Brown.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Vítor Baía ranks 196 out of 479Before him are Menasseh Ben Israel (1604), Fernando Gomes (1956), Gonçalo Velho Cabral (1400), Joaquim de Almeida (1957), Duarte Barbosa (1480), and Luís of Portugal, Duke of Beja (1506). After him are António de Andrade (1580), Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark (1211), Vasco Gonçalves (1921), Amadeo de Souza Cardoso (1887), Duarte, Duke of Guimarães (1515), and Manuel Monteiro de Castro (1938).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Portugal

Among soccer players born in Portugal, Vítor Baía ranks 11Before him are Fernando Santos (1954), Artur Jorge (1946), Paulo Futre (1966), Ricardo Quaresma (1983), Félix Mourinho (1938), and Fernando Gomes (1956). After him are Nuno Gomes (1976), Ricardo Carvalho (1978), Pauleta (1973), Paulo Sousa (1970), Sérgio Conceição (1974), and Nani (1986).