Zbigniew Boniek

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Zbigniew Boniek (Polish pronunciation: [ˈzbiɡɲɛv ˈbɔɲɛk]; born 3 March 1956) is a Polish former footballer and manager as well as current UEFA vice-president. A former midfielder, who was also capable of playing mostly as a right winger and second striker, he is considered one of the greatest Polish players of all time, and was selected by Pelé as one of the 100 best living footballers in 2004.In an 80-cap international career, he scored 24 goals and played at three consecutive World Cups, helping Poland to 3rd place in 1982 and making the Team of the Tournament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zbigniew Boniek has received more than 548,588 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Zbigniew Boniek is the 238th most popular soccer player (up from 248th in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from Poland (up from 277th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Soccer Player.

Zbigniew boniek is most famous for playing for the Polish national team and scoring the winning goal in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Zbigniew Boniek ranks 238 out of 16,923Before him are Shoichi Nishimura, Jair Marinho, Samuel Eto'o, Luis Enrique, Toshio Hirabayashi, and Paul Van Himst. After him are Andreas Brehme, Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, František Plánička, Jupp Derwall, Masanori Tokita, and Pedro Cea.

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Among people born in 1956, Zbigniew Boniek ranks 39Before him are Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Anthony Bourdain, Leslie Cheung, Steve Harris, Aileen Wuornos, and Marc Dutroux. After him are Kim Cattrall, Ingemar Stenmark, Michael Connelly, David Caruso, John Lydon, and Imelda Staunton.

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Among people born in Poland, Zbigniew Boniek ranks 248 out of 1,231Before him are Ignacy Mościcki (1867), Udo Lattek (1935), Jan Kochanowski (1530), Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866), Jan Baudouin de Courtenay (1845), and Piast the Wheelwright (800). After him are Kurt Masur (1927), Stanislaus of Szczepanów (1030), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Bronisław Komorowski (1952), Miguel Najdorf (1910), and Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822).


Among soccer players born in Poland, Zbigniew Boniek ranks 4Before him are Miroslav Klose (1978), Grzegorz Lato (1950), and Udo Lattek (1935). After him are Sepp Piontek (1940), Robert Lewandowski (1988), Kazimierz Deyna (1947), Ernst Wilimowski (1916), Lukas Podolski (1985), Włodzimierz Lubański (1947), Jerzy Dudek (1973), and Andrzej Szarmach (1950).

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