Geoff Hurst

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Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst (born 8 December 1941) is an English former professional footballer. A striker, he remains the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, when England recorded a 4–2 victory over West Germany at Wembley Stadium in 1966. Hurst began his career with West Ham United, where he scored 242 goals in 500 first team appearances. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geoff Hurst has received more than 1,533,650 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Geoff Hurst is the 624th most popular soccer player (up from 630th in 2019), the 1,605th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,626th in 2019) and the 31st most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Geoff Hurst ranks 624 out of 16,923Before him are Gianluca Zambrotta, Frank de Boer, Nevio Scala, Brian Laudrup, Luis Molowny, and Taizo Kawamoto. After him are Lennart Skoglund, Mitsuo Kamata, Dixie Dean, Viliam Schrojf, Goyo Benito, and Predrag Mijatović.

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Among people born in 1941, Geoff Hurst ranks 159Before him are Barbara Brylska, Captain Beefheart, Jon Brower Minnoch, Yuri Norstein, Bakili Muluzi, and Luis Alberto Lacalle. After him are Aldrich Ames, Jesse Jackson, Hagen Kleinert, Lynne Cheney, Paul Bremer, and Richard Holbrooke.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Geoff Hurst ranks 1,605 out of 6,924Before him are Anthony Blunt (1907), Wendy Hiller (1912), Francis Rossi (1949), Eileen Essell (1922), Havelock Ellis (1859), and Clarke Abel (1780). After him are Dixie Dean (1907), John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Thomas Arnold (1795), Lord Guildford Dudley (1536), Jimmy Savile (1926), and Mike Leigh (1943).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Geoff Hurst ranks 31Before him are Peter Bonetti (1941), Alan Shearer (1970), Roger Byrne (1929), Paul Scholes (1974), William Foulke (1874), and Michael Owen (1979). After him are Dixie Dean (1907), Jimmy Savile (1926), John Toshack (1949), Gordon Milne (1937), Ally McCoist (1962), and Gareth Bale (1989).

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