Valentino Mazzola

1919 - 1949

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Valentino Mazzola (Italian pronunciation: [valenˈtiːno matˈtsɔːla]; 26 January 1919 – 4 May 1949) was an Italian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder or forward. Considered one of the great number 10s in the history of football and, according to some, the best Italian footballer of all time, Mazzola was the captain and symbol of the "Grande Torino", the team recognised as one of the strongest in the world during the second half of the 1940s, with whom Mazzola won five Serie A championships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valentino Mazzola has received more than 254,346 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Valentino Mazzola is the 306th most popular soccer player (up from 315th in 2019), the 1,436th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,569th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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Over the past year Valentino Mazzola has had the most page views in the with 142,646 views, followed by English (33,799), and Spanish (13,501). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (130.92%), Southern Azerbaijani (94.29%), and Galician (60.29%)


Among soccer players, Valentino Mazzola ranks 306 out of 21,273Before him are Salvatore Schillaci, Brian Clough, Waichiro Omura, Wesley Sneijder, José Santamaría, and Julen Lopetegui. After him are Giovanni Ferrari, Claudio Gentile, Pedro Rocha, Sepp Piontek, Josep Samitier, and Vujadin Boškov.

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Among people born in 1919, Valentino Mazzola ranks 59Before him are Daniel Bell, Mohamed Boudiaf, Ashraf Pahlavi, Hermine Braunsteiner, Ryszard Kaczorowski, and Art Blakey. After him are René Barrientos, Joe Weider, Ian Smith, Licio Gelli, Lauri Törni, and Wolfgang Wagner. Among people deceased in 1949, Valentino Mazzola ranks 37Before him are László Rajk, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Henry McMahon, José Clemente Orozco, Ellery Harding Clark, and Nikola Zhekov. After him are Béla Balázs, Ulrich Salchow, Joaquín Turina, Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia, Harry Stack Sullivan, and Yoshijirō Umezu.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Valentino Mazzola ranks 1,436 out of 5,161Before him are Mattia Preti (1613), Pietro II Orseolo (961), Alberic II of Spoleto (911), Vito Genovese (1897), Coluccio Salutati (1331), and Giuseppe Cesari (1568). After him are Francis V, Duke of Modena (1819), Pietro Gasparri (1852), Pompeius Strabo (-135), Giovanni Ferrari (1907), Gaetano Mosca (1858), and Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua (1412).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Valentino Mazzola ranks 31Before him are Gaetano Scirea (1953), Lorenzo Buffon (1929), Alessandro Nesta (1976), Angelo Schiavio (1905), Gennaro Gattuso (1978), and Salvatore Schillaci (1964). After him are Giovanni Ferrari (1907), Gianpiero Combi (1902), Marco Materazzi (1973), Simone Inzaghi (1976), Mario Balotelli (1990), and Giuseppe Bergomi (1963).