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Duncan Edwards

1936 - 1958

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Duncan Edwards (1 October 1936 – 21 February 1958) was an English footballer who played as a left-half for Manchester United and the England national team. He was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Matt Busby in the mid-1950s, playing 177 matches for the club. He was noted for his physical strength, toughness, and level of authority on the pitch, and has been ranked amongst the toughest players of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Duncan Edwards has received more than 1,503,787 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Duncan Edwards is the 211th most popular soccer player (down from 172nd in 2019), the 959th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 846th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Soccer Player.

Duncan Edwards was a footballer who played for Manchester United, and was one of the youngest players to ever play for England. He died in 1958 at the age of 21.

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Among soccer players, Duncan Edwards ranks 211 out of 16,880Before him are Piet Keizer, Antoine Griezmann, Javier Zanetti, Vittorio Pozzo, Josip Skoblar, and Pedro Cea. After him are René van de Kerkhof, Willy van de Kerkhof, Yozo Aoki, Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben, and Zbigniew Boniek.

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Among people born in 1936, Duncan Edwards ranks 69Before him are Jill Ireland, Roy Emerson, Henry Lee Lucas, Yury Luzhkov, Émile Lahoud, and Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz. After him are Petar Mladenov, Iolanda Balaș, François Pinault, Samuel C. C. Ting, Bekim Fehmiu, and Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. Among people deceased in 1958, Duncan Edwards ranks 34Before him are Kim Tu-bong, Pál Maléter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Alfred Weber, Petru Groza, and Tyrone Power. After him are Princess Louise of Orléans, Prince Oskar of Prussia, Henri Farman, Peter Collins, Nuri al-Said, and Wilhelm Zaisser.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Duncan Edwards ranks 959 out of 7,765Before him are Ron Dennis (1947), Michael Smith (1932), William Bligh (1754), Adam Ferguson (1723), E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), and Keith Emerson (1944). After him are Reginald Pole (1500), Princess Muna al-Hussein (1941), Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1869), Eugen d'Albert (1864), Robbie Williams (1974), and John Pople (1925).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Duncan Edwards ranks 11Before him are Bobby Moore (1941), Gordon Banks (1937), Denis Law (1940), Bobby Robson (1933), Kenny Dalglish (1951), and Kevin Keegan (1951). After him are Peter Shilton (1949), Jimmy Greaves (1940), Bob Paisley (1919), Ryan Giggs (1973), Gary Lineker (1960), and Wayne Rooney (1985).