Jimmy Greaves

1940 - 2021

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James Peter Greaves (20 February 1940 – 19 September 2021) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward. Regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time and one of England's best ever players, he is England's fifth-highest international goalscorer with 44 goals, which includes an English record of six hat-tricks, and is Tottenham Hotspur's second-highest all-time top goalscorer. Greaves is the highest goalscorer in the history of English top-flight football with 357 goals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Greaves has received more than 4,412,699 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Jimmy Greaves is the 587th most popular soccer player (down from 298th in 2019), the 1,394th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,150th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Soccer Player.

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  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Jimmy Greaves has had the most page views in the with 353,889 views, followed by French (23,177), and Italian (17,266). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Turkmen (232.42%), Malagasy (108.55%), and Belarusian (82.27%)


Among soccer players, Jimmy Greaves ranks 587 out of 21,273Before him are José Ángel Iribar, Américo Lopes, David de Gea, Jorge Campos, Sandro Puppo, and Romelu Lukaku. After him are Paul Gascoigne, Wayne Rooney, Ján Popluhár, Włodzimierz Smolarek, Rainer Bonhof, and Óscar Míguez.

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Among people born in 1940, Jimmy Greaves ranks 136Before him are Roger Pingeon, Peter Diamond, Denny Doherty, Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, and Taihō Kōki. After him are Isdal Woman, Iva Zanicchi, Petru Lucinschi, Wilma Rudolph, Christoph Eschenbach, and Jan Janssen. Among people deceased in 2021, Jimmy Greaves ranks 124Before him are Cloris Leachman, Humberto Maturana, Joan Didion, Edward Cassidy, Adam Zagajewski, and Renée Simonot. After him are Marshall Sahlins, Hank Aaron, Alberto Grimaldi, Haya Harareet, Ahmed Zaki Yamani, and James Levine.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jimmy Greaves ranks 1,394 out of 8,785Before him are Peter Mayhew (1944), Adrian Newey (1958), Vidal Sassoon (1928), Victor McLaglen (1886), Pattie Boyd (1944), and Edward Frankland (1825). After him are William Aiton (1731), Paul Gascoigne (1967), M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), Wayne Rooney (1985), Malcolm Lowry (1909), and Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Jimmy Greaves ranks 29Before him are Frank Lampard (1978), Alan Shearer (1970), Gareth Bale (1989), Jack Charlton (1935), Paul Scholes (1974), and Geoff Hurst (1941). After him are Paul Gascoigne (1967), Wayne Rooney (1985), Harry Gregg (1932), Michael Owen (1979), Roger Byrne (1929), and Herbert Kilpin (1870).