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 103,724 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ivor Allchurch is the 3,561st most popular soccer player (down from 2,462nd in 2019), the 4,122nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,267th in 2019) and the 163rd most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Ivor Allchurch ranks 3,561 out of 16,923Before him are Paride Tumburus, Yoko Takahagi, Federico Macheda, Eijun Kiyokumo, Anders Svensson, and Andries Jonker. After him are Michel Der Zakarian, Carlos Squeo, Daniel Sanabria, Mauro Zárate, Nicola Legrottaglie, and Gérard Janvion.

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Among people born in 1929, Ivor Allchurch ranks 387Before him are Ilene Woods, Lyubov Kozyreva, Alfredo Lim, Richard Dysart, Clyde Lovellette, and Richard Rush. After him are Ahmed Kathrada, Jerry Hardin, Ken Henry, Dick Clark, LaVern Baker, and Red Amick. Among people deceased in 1997, Ivor Allchurch ranks 221Before him are Jimmy Witherspoon, Laura Nyro, Sheldon Leonard, Henry Vestine, Owen Barfield, and Joanna Moore. After him are Red Skelton, Kåre Holt, Francis Johnson, Frank Parker, Robert Serber, and LaVern Baker.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ivor Allchurch ranks 4,122 out of 6,924Before him are Chris Irwin (1942), Virginia McKenna (1931), Stan Mortensen (1921), Topper Headon (1955), Richard Thompson (1949), and Hamilton Harty (1879). After him are Ricky Whittle (1981), Isaac Hempstead Wright (1999), Ian Charleson (1949), Mark Jones (1933), Bradley James (1983), and Augustus John (1878).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Ivor Allchurch ranks 163Before him are Dave Mackay (1934), Theo Walcott (1989), Cliff Bastin (1912), Frank Lampard (1948), Jesse Lingard (1992), and Stan Mortensen (1921). After him are Mark Jones (1933), Jadon Sancho (2000), Peter Taylor (1928), Ray Wilkins (1956), Les Ferdinand (1966), and Tony Adams (1966).