Jack Charlton

1935 - 2020

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John Charlton (8 May 1935 – 10 July 2020) was an English footballer and manager who played as a defender. He was part of the England national team that won the 1966 World Cup and managed the Republic of Ireland national team from 1986 to 1996 achieving two World Cup and one European Championship appearances. He spent his entire club career with Leeds United from 1950 to 1973, helping the club to the Second Division title (1963–64), First Division title (1968–69), FA Cup (1972), League Cup (1968), Charity Shield (1969), Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1968 and 1971), as well as one other promotion from the Second Division (1955–56) and five second-place finishes in the First Division, two FA Cup final defeats and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final defeat. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Charlton has received more than 2,795,627 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Jack Charlton is the 485th most popular soccer player (up from 769th in 2019), the 1,374th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,827th in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Jack Charlton ranks 485 out of 16,923Before him are Gary Lineker, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Koji Sasaki, Preben Elkjær, Fernando Santos, and Ali Sami Yen. After him are Wayne Rooney, Diego Milito, Yoshimatsu Oyama, Émerson Leão, Mauricio Pochettino, and Hans-Peter Briegel.

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Among people born in 1935, Jack Charlton ranks 105Before him are Ron Paul, Thomas Keneally, Richard Kuklinski, David Lodge, Terry Riley, and Jack Kemp. After him are Charles Duke, Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Luis del Sol, Peter Schreier, Ján Popluhár, and Tsutomu Hata. Among people deceased in 2020, Jack Charlton ranks 162Before him are Christophe, Harry Gregg, Carlo Ubbiali, Juan Giménez, Sisavath Keobounphanh, and Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi. After him are Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Nexhmije Pagarusha, Pierre Nkurunziza, Emilio Caprile, Gérard Houllier, and Jean Raspail.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jack Charlton ranks 1,374 out of 6,924Before him are Ceawlin of Wessex (600), Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933), William Paley (1743), Michael Jackson (1942), Adrian Lyne (1941), and David Roberts (1796). After him are Wayne Rooney (1985), Arthur Drewry (1891), David Bradley (1942), Alan Baker (1939), Michael Anderson (1920), and Bernie Taupin (1950).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Jack Charlton ranks 21Before him are Frank Lampard (1978), Ryan Giggs (1973), Steven Gerrard (1980), John Charles (1931), Harry Gregg (1932), and Gary Lineker (1960). After him are Wayne Rooney (1985), Ian Rush (1961), Herbert Kilpin (1870), Peter Bonetti (1941), Alan Shearer (1970), and Roger Byrne (1929).