Bill Foulkes

1932 - 2013

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William Anthony Foulkes ( or ; 5 January 1932 – 25 November 2013) was an English footballer who played for Manchester United in the Busby Babes teams of the 1950s, and also in the 1960s. His favoured position was centre-half. For Manchester United, he played 688 games which places him at number 4 on the all-time list of appearances behind Ryan Giggs, Bobby Charlton and Paul Scholes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Foulkes has received more than 246,257 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Bill Foulkes is the 884th most popular soccer player (down from 493rd in 2019), the 1,995th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,434th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Bill Foulkes ranks 884 out of 16,923Before him are Emmanuel Adebayor, Sjaak Swart, Teruki Miyamoto, Ferruccio Valcareggi, Tadao Onishi, and Miguel Reina. After him are Philippe Troussier, Friedrich Koncilia, Darko Pančev, Pablo Forlán, Dick Nanninga, and Vítor Baía.

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Among people born in 1932, Bill Foulkes ranks 183Before him are Siegfried Rauch, Mostafa Chamran, King Hu, Étienne Tshisekedi, Hubert Reeves, and John Glen. After him are Stefanie Zweig, Lia Manoliu, Ervin László, Mario Cuomo, Majel Barrett, and Tommy Taylor. Among people deceased in 2013, Bill Foulkes ranks 155Before him are Jim Hall, Pál Csernai, Pran, Abdul Rahim Hatif, Eiji Toyoda, and Juan José Linz. After him are Jimmy Fontana, Gérard de Villiers, S. N. Goenka, Francis Hong Yong-ho, Patti Page, and Armando Trovajoli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bill Foulkes ranks 1,995 out of 6,924Before him are Æthelfrith (600), John William Draper (1811), Thomas Beecham (1879), Edith Pargeter (1913), James Legge (1815), and William Smith (1813). After him are Joseph Delaney (1945), June Whitfield (1925), Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833), Herbert Chapman (1878), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), and Lady Caroline Lamb (1785).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Bill Foulkes ranks 41Before him are Gordon Milne (1937), Ally McCoist (1962), Gareth Bale (1989), Ian Callaghan (1942), Paul Gascoigne (1967), and Billy Wright (1924). After him are Herbert Chapman (1878), Tommy Taylor (1932), Norman Hunter (1943), Phil Jones (1992), Jimmy Greaves (1940), and Michael Robinson (1958).