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George Eastham

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George Edward Eastham, OBE (born 23 September 1936) is an English former footballer. He is known for playing for Newcastle United, Arsenal and Stoke City, as well as a member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad. However, he is also notable for his involvement in a 1963 court case which proved a landmark in improving players' freedom to move between clubs.Eastham began his career with Northern Irish side Ards before moving back to England with Newcastle United in 1956. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Eastham has received more than 251,908 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. George Eastham is the 5,056th most popular soccer player (down from 4,538th in 2019), the 5,179th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,689th in 2019) and the 247th most popular British Soccer Player.

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  • 3.68

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Among soccer players, George Eastham ranks 5,056 out of 16,880Before him are Marcos Assunção, Fabio Celestini, Wahbi Khazri, Tarik Elyounoussi, Domenico Criscito, and Jordan Veretout. After him are Lee Jung-soo, Avraam Papadopoulos, Ignacio Flores, Adel Taarabt, Gustavo de Simone, and Agustín.

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Among people born in 1936, George Eastham ranks 472Before him are Barbara Jordan, Adrian Smith, Dave Allen, Yoshihisa Yoshikawa, George Voinovich, and Don Cornelius. After him are Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Werner von Moltke, Ruth Buzzi, Tarun Gogoi, Levi Stubbs, and Dick Barnett.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Eastham ranks 5,179 out of 7,765Before him are Flora Finch (1867), Denise Levertov (1923), Steve Ovett (1955), William Collins (1721), David Harewood (1965), and Zadie Smith (1975). After him are Mike Wilds (1946), Roger Taylor (1960), David Hobbs (1939), James Bowen (1979), Calum Scott (1988), and Jamie Bamber (1973).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, George Eastham ranks 247Before him are Curtis Jones (2001), Gerry Byrne (1938), Hughie Gallacher (1903), Billy Liddell (1922), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (1993), and Bertie Auld (1938). After him are John Aston Sr. (1921), Pat Rice (1949), Norman Whiteside (1965), Steve Archibald (1956), Laurie Scott (1917), and Gary Speed (1969).