Jim Baxter

1939 - 2001

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James Curran Baxter (29 September 1939 – 14 April 2001) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a left half. He is generally regarded as one of the country's greatest ever players. He was born, educated and started his career in Fife, but his peak playing years were in the early 1960s with the Glasgow club Rangers, whom he helped to win ten trophies between 1960 and 1965, and where he became known as "Slim Jim". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Baxter has received more than 223,609 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Jim Baxter is the 5,036th most popular soccer player (down from 4,663rd in 2019), the 4,908th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,164th in 2019) and the 266th most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Jim Baxter ranks 5,036 out of 16,923Before him are Atsushi Natori, Yoshito Ōkubo, Yasuharu Sorimachi, Tomás Rincón, Alexander Meier, and Marc Berdoll. After him are Santiago Arias, Shoya Nakajima, Yutaka Akita, Filip Kostić, Martin Laursen, and Houssine Kharja.

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Among people born in 1939, Jim Baxter ranks 462Before him are R. C. Sproul, John M. Fabian, Anne Heggtveit, Ted Kaufman, Fernando Poe Jr., and Hadi Khosroshahi. After him are William B. Lenoir, Basil van Rooyen, Ayi Kwei Armah, David Hobbs, Leon Brittan, and Sonny Fortune. Among people deceased in 2001, Jim Baxter ranks 242Before him are Ken Green, Joan Sims, William T. Stearn, Régine Cavagnoud, Arlene Francis, and Leon Wilkeson. After him are Mike Mansfield, Hani Hanjour, Ziad Jarrah, Thuy Trang, Sidney Dillon Ripley, and Bertie Mee.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jim Baxter ranks 4,908 out of 6,924Before him are Conn Iggulden (1971), Sophie Thompson (1962), Ralph Ineson (1969), Nicholas Parsons (1923), Caroline Flack (1979), and Thomas Dolby (1958). After him are John Lydgate (1370), Angela Mortimer (1932), Jonny Evans (1988), Viv Anderson (1956), Patricia Bredin (1935), and Jack Wild (1952).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Jim Baxter ranks 266Before him are Howard Kendall (1946), Brian Labone (1940), Craig Bellamy (1979), Malcolm Allison (1927), Dennis Wise (1966), and Joey Barton (1982). After him are Jonny Evans (1988), Viv Anderson (1956), Roy Evans (1948), Trevor Cherry (1948), Glen Johnson (1984), and Neville Southall (1958).