Walter Samuel

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Walter Adrián Samuel (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ saˈmwel]; born Walter Adrián Luján; 23 March 1978) is a retired Argentine professional footballer. Samuel has been regarded as one of the best centre-backs of his generation, and as one of football's toughest defenders, with former international teammate and Inter captain Javier Zanetti referring to him as the "hardest player" he has played with. Samuel began his club career with domestic club Newell's Old Boys in 1996, later moving to Boca Juniors the following year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Samuel has received more than 718,302 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Walter Samuel is the 972nd most popular soccer player (up from 999th in 2019), the 173rd most popular biography from Argentina (up from 191st in 2019) and the 66th most popular Argentinean Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Walter Samuel ranks 972 out of 16,923Before him are Harald Nielsen, Hiroji Imamura, Ricardo Carvalho, Marc-André ter Stegen, Alfred Körner, and Marcelo Salas. After him are Schubert Gambetta, Ferran Olivella, Károly Palotai, Jaroslav Pollák, Ángel Bossio, and Antonio Cabrini.

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Among people born in 1978, Walter Samuel ranks 34Before him are Jensen Ackles, Lauren German, Dejan Stanković, Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Hartnett, and Ricardo Carvalho. After him are Nicole Scherzinger, Tyrese Gibson, Gabriel Heinze, Luis Fonsi, Vanessa-Mae, and Gael García Bernal.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Walter Samuel ranks 173 out of 900Before him are María Kodama (1937), Juan Gelman (1930), Osvaldo Pugliese (1905), Pablo Aimar (1979), Nery Pumpido (1957), and René Favaloro (1923). After him are Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean (1926), Ángel Bossio (1905), Néstor Combin (1939), Esteban Cambiasso (1980), Mirtha Legrand (1927), and Eduardo Lonardi (1896).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Argentina

Among soccer players born in Argentina, Walter Samuel ranks 66Before him are Fernando Paternoster (1903), Ariel Ortega (1974), Antonio Valentín Angelillo (1937), Roberto Ayala (1973), Pablo Aimar (1979), and Nery Pumpido (1957). After him are Ángel Bossio (1905), Néstor Combin (1939), Esteban Cambiasso (1980), Mario Evaristo (1908), Ángel Di María (1988), and Gabriel Heinze (1978).