Duncan Edwards

1936 - 1958

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Duncan Edwards (1 October 1936 – 21 February 1958) was an English footballer who played 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 1,083,459 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Duncan Edwards is the 172nd most popular soccer player (down from 107th in 2019), the 847th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 643rd in 2019) and the 10th 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 172 out of 16,923Before him are Zizinho, Peter Schmeichel, Nagayasu Honda, Didier Deschamps, Luís Figo, and Kenzo Ohashi. After him are Kiyoo Kanda, Vahid Halilhodžić, Carles Rexach, Dražan Jerković, Yoshio Okada, and Ruud Krol.

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Among people born in 1936, Duncan Edwards ranks 60Before him are Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Günter Blobel, Jean M. Auel, Bill Wyman, Bruce Dern, and Assia Djebar. After him are Valerie Solanas, Dražan Jerković, Christine Nöstlinger, Alan Alda, Joaquín Peiró, and Alan J. Heeger. Among people deceased in 1958, Duncan Edwards ranks 26Before him are Giacomo Balla, Rudolf von Laban, André Bazin, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Edna Purviance, and Ole Kirk Christiansen. After him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Kim Tu-bong, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ernst Heinkel, Petru Groza, and Alfred Weber.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Duncan Edwards ranks 847 out of 6,924Before him are Tom Simpson (1937), Charlotte Cooper (1870), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), Ealhswith (852), Wat Tyler (1341), and Elizabeth Gaskell (1810). After him are David I of Scotland (1084), Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), Michael York (1942), Robert Peel (1788), Petula Clark (1932), and John Hawkins (1532).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Duncan Edwards ranks 10Before him are Stanley Matthews (1915), Gordon Banks (1937), Denis Law (1940), Bobby Robson (1933), Kenny Dalglish (1951), and Bobby Moore (1941). After him are Peter Shilton (1949), Kevin Keegan (1951), Brian Clough (1935), Bob Paisley (1919), Frank Lampard (1978), and Ryan Giggs (1973).