Bill Shankly

1913 - 1981

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William Shankly (2 September 1913 – 29 September 1981) was a Scottish football player and manager, who is best known for his time as manager of Liverpool. Shankly brought success to Liverpool, gaining promotion to the First Division and winning three League Championships and the UEFA Cup. He laid foundations on which his successors Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan were able to build by winning seven league titles and four European Cups in the ten seasons after Shankly retired in 1974. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Shankly has received more than 1,749,895 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Bill Shankly is the 44th most popular coach (down from 31st in 2019), the 865th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 546th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Coach.

Bill Shankly was a Scottish football player and manager who is most famous for being the first person to win three European Cups as a manager.

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Among coaches, Bill Shankly ranks 44 out of 329Before him are Óscar Tabárez, Tomislav Ivić, Bernd Schuster, Vicente Feola, Matt Busby, and Manuel Pellegrini. After him are Jean-Pierre Papin, Enzo Bearzot, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Hugo Sánchez, Pierre Littbarski, and Bert van Marwijk.

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Among people born in 1913, Bill Shankly ranks 59Before him are Jacobo Árbenz, Mark Felt, Roger Caillois, Jan Kubiš, Sergey Mikhalkov, and Stanford Moore. After him are Méret Oppenheim, Richard Stone, Gerda Christian, Xi Zhongxun, Stanley Kramer, and Mickey Cohen. Among people deceased in 1981, Bill Shankly ranks 40Before him are Miroslav Krleža, Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Will Durant, Omar Torrijos, Leo Kanner, and Lobsang Rampa. After him are Bernard Lee, Karl Richter, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Mike Hailwood, Lotte Lenya, and Prince Yasuhiko Asaka.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bill Shankly ranks 865 out of 6,924Before him are Colin Maclaurin (1698), Edward Whymper (1840), Ebenezer Howard (1850), Rob Roy MacGregor (1671), Andrew Huxley (1917), and Norman Angell (1872). After him are Alexander II of Scotland (1198), Peter Benenson (1921), Francis Hutcheson (1694), H. H. Asquith (1852), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), and Julie Walters (1950).

Among COACHES In United Kingdom

Among coaches born in United Kingdom, Bill Shankly ranks 3Before him are Alex Ferguson (1941) and Matt Busby (1909). After him are Roy Hodgson (1947), David Moyes (1963), Harry Redknapp (1947), Gareth Southgate (1970), Brendan Rodgers (1973), Chris Coleman (1970), Martin O'Neill (1952), Alan Pardew (1961), and Stuart Baxter (1953).