Jackie Milburn

1924 - 1988

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John Edward Thompson "Jackie" Milburn (11 May 1924 – 9 October 1988) was a football player principally associated with Newcastle United and England, though he also spent four seasons at Linfield. He was also known as Wor Jackie (particularly in North East England, a Geordie dialectal version of 'Our Jackie') and as the First World Wor (in reference to his global fame).Cousin to the mother of Jack and Bobby Charlton, Milburn played two trial matches at St James' Park as a 19-year-old in 1943. In the second of these, he scored six second half goals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jackie Milburn has received more than 238,940 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Jackie Milburn is the 3,435th most popular soccer player (down from 2,578th in 2019), the 4,041st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,344th in 2019) and the 156th most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Jackie Milburn ranks 3,435 out of 16,923Before him are Fabricio Coloccini, Kubilay Türkyilmaz, Gökhan Inler, Geremi, Gustavo Dezotti, and John O'Shea. After him are Antonio Adán, Dave Mackay, Zygmunt Maszczyk, Frank Mill, Ján Kocian, and José Sosa.

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Among people born in 1924, Jackie Milburn ranks 345Before him are Joseph Nérette, Thomas Berger, George Amick, Arkady Vorobyov, Leslie Phillips, and Paulo Muwanga. After him are Carroll O'Connor, Yvonne Brill, Sofía Ímber, Erzsébet Gulyás-Köteles, Gail Russell, and Christopher C. Kraft Jr.. Among people deceased in 1988, Jackie Milburn ranks 184Before him are Max Black, Victorio Unamuno, Lyman Lemnitzer, Toni Frissell, André Saeys, and Ella Raines. After him are Nando González, Hans Lewy, Heather O'Rourke, John M. Allegro, Lois Wilson, and Raúl Landini.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jackie Milburn ranks 4,041 out of 6,924Before him are Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon (1866), John Clare (1793), Joe Mercer (1914), Winifred McNair (1877), J. I. Packer (1926), and Richard Ashcroft (1971). After him are Martin Litchfield West (1937), Dave Mackay (1934), Gayatri Devi (1919), R. J. Mitchell (1895), Heather Angel (1909), and George Hillyard (1864).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Jackie Milburn ranks 156Before him are David Pegg (1935), George Cohen (1939), Jimmy Gallagher (1901), Frank Swift (1913), Paul Ince (1967), and Joe Mercer (1914). After him are Dave Mackay (1934), Theo Walcott (1989), Cliff Bastin (1912), Frank Lampard (1948), Jesse Lingard (1992), and Stan Mortensen (1921).