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Bobby Charlton

1937 - 2023

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Sir Robert Charlton (11 October 1937 – 21 October 2023) was an English professional footballer who played as a midfielder or centre-forward. Widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, he was a member of the England team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or. He finished second in the Ballon d'Or voting in 1967 and 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby Charlton has received more than 7,661,231 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Bobby Charlton is the 23rd most popular soccer player (up from 42nd in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 390th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Soccer Player.

Bobby Charlton is most famous for being a member of the Manchester United team that won the European Cup in 1968. He also played for England and captained the team.

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Among soccer players, Bobby Charlton ranks 23 out of 16,880Before him are Cristiano Ronaldo, Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Luis Suárez, Francisco Gento, and Lionel Messi. After him are Raymond Kopa, Sándor Kocsis, Rivellino, Mário Zagallo, Just Fontaine, and Gunnar Nordahl.

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Among people born in 1937, Bobby Charlton ranks 12Before him are Jack Nicholson, Ridley Scott, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and Renzo Piano. After him are Queen Sonja of Norway, Boris Spassky, Queen Paola of Belgium, Vanessa Redgrave, Martti Ahtisaari, and Colin Powell. Among people deceased in 2023, Bobby Charlton ranks 13Before him are Michael Gambon, Jeff Beck, Ted Kaczynski, Luis Suárez, Jane Birkin, and Toto Cutugno. After him are Louise Glück, Just Fontaine, Kenzaburō Ōe, Martti Ahtisaari, Fernando Botero, and Giorgio Napolitano.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bobby Charlton ranks 247 out of 7,765Before him are John Law (1671), Ken Loach (1936), Alexander Selkirk (1676), Clement Attlee (1883), James George Frazer (1854), and David Gilmour (1946). After him are Timothy Dalton (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Randal Cremer (1828), Arthur Evans (1851), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), and Ælfweard of Wessex (904).

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Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Bobby Charlton ranks 2Before him are George Best (1946). After him are Stanley Matthews (1915), David Beckham (1975), Bobby Moore (1941), Gordon Banks (1937), Denis Law (1940), Bobby Robson (1933), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Kevin Keegan (1951), Duncan Edwards (1936), and Peter Shilton (1949).

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