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Francis Lee

1944 - 2023

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Francis Henry Lee (29 April 1944 – 2 October 2023), also known as Franny Lee, was an English professional footballer and businessman. He was also later the chairman and main shareholder of Manchester City, as well as briefly a racehorse trainer and amateur cricket player. A striker, he played for Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City, Derby County and the England national team. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Lee has received more than 296,421 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Francis Lee is the 3,427th most popular soccer player (up from 4,155th in 2019), the 4,205th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 4,489th in 2019) and the 154th most popular British Soccer Player.

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  • 43.93

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  • 21

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  • 2.70

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  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Francis Lee ranks 3,427 out of 16,880Before him are Danny Blanchflower, Hasse Backe, Walter Smith, John Barnes, Tommy Söderberg, and Gil. After him are Juan Valdivieso, Itzhak Shum, Robert Sara, Mwepu Ilunga, Néstor Gorosito, and Trevor Francis.

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Among people born in 1944, Francis Lee ranks 511Before him are Christopher Browning, Nelson Acosta, Jacques Beurlet, Pierre Trentin, Willy Planckaert, and Pedro de Felipe. After him are Kjartan Fløgstad, Dick Durbin, Alexander Berzin, Lorne Michaels, Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, and Miklós Páncsics. Among people deceased in 2023, Francis Lee ranks 314Before him are Michael Bishop, B. V. Doshi, Anita Thallaug, Danilo Astori, Yaakov Ziv, and Ernesto Castano. After him are Trevor Francis, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Jerónimo Saavedra, Friedel Lutz, Simone Segouin, and Alexei Starobinsky.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis Lee ranks 4,205 out of 7,765Before him are Colin Groves (1942), Danny Blanchflower (1926), Walter Smith (1948), Godfrey Rampling (1909), Howard Jones (1955), and Dolly Pentreath (1692). After him are Alfred Enoch (1988), Barbara Shelley (1932), Charles Mackay (1814), George Hillyard (1864), Peter Hall (1930), and Bruce Payne (1957).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Francis Lee ranks 154Before him are Jimmy Johnstone (1944), Alexander Wood (1907), Roy Bentley (1924), Jackie Milburn (1924), Danny Blanchflower (1926), and Walter Smith (1948). After him are Trevor Francis (1954), Phil Neal (1951), Paul Ince (1967), Danny Welbeck (1990), George Cohen (1939), and Peter Osgood (1947).