Bruce Grobbelaar

1957 - Today

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Bruce David Grobbelaar (born 6 October 1957) is a Zimbabwean former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, most prominently for English team Liverpool between 1981 and 1994, and for the Zimbabwean national team. He is remembered for his gymnastic-like athletic ability, unflappable confidence and eccentric and flamboyant style of play. He has been the goalkeeper coach for Ottawa Fury FC of the North American Soccer League since 2014. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruce Grobbelaar has received more than 1,027,382 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Bruce Grobbelaar is the 1,871st most popular soccer player (up from 2,181st in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 90th in 2019) and the most popular South African Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Bruce Grobbelaar ranks 1,871 out of 16,923. Before him are Karl Sesta, Conny Torstensson, Luis de Souza Ferreira, André Lerond, František Veselý, and Ulrich Biesinger. After him are Florin Răducioiu, Josef Uridil, Eberhard Vogel, Paul Cook, Mitsuru Komaeda, and Jesús Bermúdez.

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Among people born in 1957, Bruce Grobbelaar ranks 174Before him are Haruhisa Hasegawa, Erik Hamrén, Simon McBurney, Joël Bats, Andrei Kolkoutine, and Mohsen Makhmalbaf. After him are Isaach de Bankolé, Mohammed Fahim, Carlos Renato Frederico, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, Ricardo Montaner, and Ramaz Shengelia.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Bruce Grobbelaar ranks 84 out of 312. Before him are Claude Chevalley (1909), Eben Dönges (1898), Ernest Leonard Johnson (1891), Wilfrid Napier (1941), Navi Pillay (1941), and Constand Viljoen (1933). After him are Alan Paton (1903), Gary Player (1935), Ingrid Jonker (1933), Phil Ramone (1934), Deon Meyer (1958), and Mark Shuttleworth (1973).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In South Africa

Among soccer players born in South Africa, Bruce Grobbelaar ranks 1After him are Steven Pienaar (1982), Benni McCarthy (1977), Dimas (1969), Siphiwe Tshabalala (1984), Mark González (1984), Phil Masinga (1969), Hans Vonk (1970), Matthew Booth (1977), Pierre Issa (1975), MacBeth Sibaya (1977), and Lucas Radebe (1969).