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José Ely de Miranda (8 August 1932 – 14 June 2015), commonly known as Zito, was a Brazilian footballer who played as a midfielder. He is regarded as one of the biggest idols of Santos FC, the club he represented for 15 years, captaining a side including Pelé to domestic and international successes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zito has received more than 25,906 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Zito is the 106th most popular soccer player (down from 75th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 43rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Zito is most famous for his work in the field of the philosophy of science. He is the author of "The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes" and "The Social Construction of What?".

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Among soccer players, Zito ranks 106 out of 16,880Before him are José Nasazzi, Oleg Blokhin, Peter Schmeichel, Paulo Roberto Falcão, Paul Breitner, and Jürgen Klinsmann. After him are César Luis Menotti, Alcides Ghiggia, Thierry Henry, Uwe Seeler, Fabio Cannavaro, and Neymar.

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Among people born in 1932, Zito ranks 54Before him are Little Richard, Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, Stephen Covey, Sirikit, Robert Vaughn, and Francis Lai. After him are V. S. Naipaul, Nam June Paik, Harriet Andersson, Algirdas Brazauskas, Melvin Schwartz, and John Updike. Among people deceased in 2015, Zito ranks 43Before him are Yevgeny Primakov, Günter Schabowski, Udo Lattek, Irwin Rose, Colleen McCullough, and Benedict Anderson. After him are Alcides Ghiggia, Faten Hamama, Pierre Brice, James Horner, René Girard, and Michele Ferrero.

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Among people born in Brazil, Zito ranks 47 out of 2,067Before him are Rivaldo (1972), Bebeto (1964), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Roberto Carlos (1941), and Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953). After him are Neymar (1992), Dani Alves (1983), Caetano Veloso (1942), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Gilberto Gil (1942), and Cafu (1970).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Zito ranks 23Before him are Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), Rivaldo (1972), Bebeto (1964), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), and Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953). After him are Neymar (1992), Dani Alves (1983), Cafu (1970), Kaká (1982), Tostão (1947), and Ademir de Menezes (1922).