George Orton

1873 - 1958

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George Washington Orton (January 10, 1873 – June 24, 1958) was a Canadian middle and long-distance runner. In 1900, he became the first Canadian to win a medal at an Olympic Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Orton has received more than 29,676 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). George Orton is the 3,517th most popular soccer player (down from 2,205th in 2019), the 445th most popular biography from Canada (down from 312th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Canadian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, George Orton ranks 3,517 out of 16,923Before him are Fredi Bobic, Simon Mignolet, Juan Aguilera, Mateo Kovačić, Roberto Cabañas, and Grzegorz Krychowiak. After him are Philippe Bergeroo, Alexandre Guimarães, Yoshio Kato, Hugo de León, Constantino Urbieta Sosa, and Hernán Darío Gómez.

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Among people born in 1873, George Orton ranks 150Before him are Karl Jatho, Eduardo Schaerer, Lucien Mérignac, Walter de la Mare, Franz Weidenreich, and Luise Fleck. After him are Boyd Alexander, Harry Spanjer, Dorothy Richardson, Alphonse Kirchhoffer, John Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, and Charles Schlee. Among people deceased in 1958, George Orton ranks 142Before him are Paul Pilgrim, H. B. Warner, Daniel Norling, David Pegg, Frank Swift, and Russell Mockridge. After him are Mark Jones, Harry Spanjer, Tris Speaker, David Jack, Charles F. Kettering, and Willie Applegarth.

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Among people born in Canada, George Orton ranks 445 out of 1,130Before him are Deryck Whibley (1980), Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook (1879), Robert Benson (1894), Barbara Wagner (1938), Roger Avary (1965), and Caterina Scorsone (1981). After him are Mary Harron (1953), Ken Kirzinger (1959), Mark Strand (1934), Gil Bellows (1967), Shannon Tweed (1957), and Art Ross (1885).


Among soccer players born in Canada, George Orton ranks 3Before him are John van 't Schip (1963) and Owen Hargreaves (1981). After him are Dwight Lodeweges (1957), Jonathan de Guzmán (1987), Yassine Bounou (1991), Atiba Hutchinson (1983), Julian de Guzman (1981), Dwayne De Rosario (1978), Lars Hirschfeld (1978), Paul Stalteri (1977), and Fikayo Tomori (1997).