1932 - 2015

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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. His club career was spent mostly in the service of Santos, 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 18,744 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Zito is the 75th most popular soccer player (up from 76th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Brazil (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 20th 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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    Languages Editions (L)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Zito ranks 75 out of 16,923. Before him are Oliver Kahn, Helenio Herrera, Gordon Banks, Rivaldo, Fritz Walter, and Eric Cantona. After him are Silvio Piola, Gianni Rivera, Alcides Ghiggia, Oleg Blokhin, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, and Franco Baresi.

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Among people born in 1932, Zito ranks 43Before him are Donald Rumsfeld, Ryszard Kapuściński, Valentino, Stephen Covey, John Searle, and Adolfo Suárez. After him are Jean-Pierre Cassel, Francis Lai, Nam June Paik, Robert Vaughn, Houari Boumédiène, and Sirikit. Among people deceased in 2015, Zito ranks 33Before him are Manoel de Oliveira, Nicholas Winton, James Last, Colleen McCullough, Eduardo Galeano, and Douglass North. After him are Wes Craven, Alcides Ghiggia, Tariq Aziz, Günter Schabowski, Benedict Anderson, and Yves Chauvin.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Zito ranks 43 out of 1,947. Before him are Nelson Piquet (1952), Leônidas (1913), Sebastião Salgado (1944), Roberto Carlos (1973), Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873), and Rivaldo (1972). After him are Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Hebe Camargo (1929), Bebeto (1964), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), and Machado de Assis (1839).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Zito ranks 20Before him are Romário (1966), Jairzinho (1944), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), Roberto Carlos (1973), and Rivaldo (1972). After him are Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Bebeto (1964), José Altafini (1938), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Ademir de Menezes (1922), and Gérson (1941).