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Ivor Allchurch

1929 - 1997

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Ivor John Allchurch MBE (16 October 1929 – 10 July 1997) was a Welsh professional footballer who played for Swansea Town, Newcastle United and Cardiff City, as well as the Wales national football team. Known as the "Golden Boy of Welsh football", Allchurch played as an inside forward, and began his career playing for his hometown side Swansea Town where he spent over 10 years, captaining the side for several seasons and scoring over 100 goals in all competitions. He attracted attention from numerous clubs during his early years with Swansea but chose to remain with the club until the age of 28 when he joined First Division side Newcastle United. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivor Allchurch has received more than 150,458 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ivor Allchurch is the 3,906th most popular soccer player (down from 3,558th in 2019), the 4,517th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,113th in 2019) and the 188th most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Ivor Allchurch ranks 3,906 out of 16,880Before him are José Fonte, Héctor Socorro, Dušan Galis, Rob Witschge, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Martin Petrov. After him are Porfirio Armando Betancourt, Afshin Ghotbi, Tomás Fernández, Roberto Matosas, José Reinaldo de Lima, and Sylvio Hoffmann.

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Among people born in 1929, Ivor Allchurch ranks 424Before him are Yozhef Betsa, Francisco Zuluaga, Ödön Földessy, Irwin I. Shapiro, Dick Clark, and Red Amick. After him are Ali Mirzaei, Nirmala Deshpande, Clyde Lovellette, Wolfgang Peters, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, and Charlotte Froese Fischer. Among people deceased in 1997, Ivor Allchurch ranks 249Before him are Jacques Pollet, Lars Ahlin, Luigi Cantone, Helene Hanff, Leni Junker, and Sidney Darlington. After him are Michael Manley, Reinhard Lauck, Francis Johnson, Frank Parker, Sheldon Leonard, and James Dickey.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ivor Allchurch ranks 4,517 out of 7,765Before him are Clarence Kingsbury (1882), Lynsey de Paul (1948), Walter de la Mare (1873), Jarvis Cocker (1963), W. Morgan Sheppard (1932), and Victor d'Arcy (1887). After him are Eddie Howe (1977), Piers Morgan (1965), Yvonne Blake (1940), Chris Dreja (1945), Skin (1967), and Jackie Blanchflower (1933).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Ivor Allchurch ranks 188Before him are Tommy Lawton (1919), Gerry Hitchens (1934), Gareth Barry (1981), Jack Wilshere (1992), David O'Leary (1958), and Jimmy Gallagher (1901). After him are Eddie Howe (1977), Jackie Blanchflower (1933), Darren Fletcher (1984), Glenn Hoddle (1957), Chris Smalling (1989), and Cliff Bastin (1912).