Jimmy Savile

1926 - 2011

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Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile (; 31 October 1926 – 29 October 2011) was an English DJ, television and radio personality who hosted BBC shows including Top of the Pops and Jim'll Fix It. He raised an estimated £40 million for charities; during his lifetime, Savile was widely praised for his personal qualities and as a fund-raiser. After his death, hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse were made against him, leading the police to conclude that he had been a predatory sex offender and possibly one of Britain's most prolific. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Savile has received more than 10,771,939 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Jimmy Savile is the 631st most popular soccer player (up from 691st in 2019), the 1,610th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,719th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Jimmy Savile ranks 631 out of 16,923Before him are Lennart Skoglund, Mitsuo Kamata, Dixie Dean, Viliam Schrojf, Goyo Benito, and Predrag Mijatović. After him are Arturo Vidal, Jaap Stam, Miloš Milutinović, Alberto Suppici, Mario Balotelli, and Alessandro Altobelli.

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Among people born in 1926, Jimmy Savile ranks 145Before him are Raul Hilberg, John Derek, Claude Akins, Judith Malina, Valerio Zurlini, and Teddy Scholten. After him are Mark Taimanov, Marie-Claire Alain, Anne McCaffrey, Jeffrey Hunter, Karel Reisz, and Marcello Abbado. Among people deceased in 2011, Jimmy Savile ranks 101Before him are Ján Popluhár, Roland Petit, Warren Christopher, Juan María Bordaberry, Ange-Félix Patassé, and David Wilkerson. After him are Diane Cilento, Roman Opałka, Anne McCaffrey, Jackie Cooper, Dennis Oppenheim, and Violetta Villas.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jimmy Savile ranks 1,610 out of 6,924Before him are Clarke Abel (1780), Geoff Hurst (1941), Dixie Dean (1907), John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Thomas Arnold (1795), and Lord Guildford Dudley (1536). After him are Mike Leigh (1943), Algernon Blackwood (1869), Raymond Williams (1921), Eddie the Eagle (1963), John Kemp Starley (1854), and Alan Sillitoe (1928).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Jimmy Savile ranks 33Before him are Roger Byrne (1929), Paul Scholes (1974), William Foulke (1874), Michael Owen (1979), Geoff Hurst (1941), and Dixie Dean (1907). After him are John Toshack (1949), Gordon Milne (1937), Ally McCoist (1962), Gareth Bale (1989), Ian Callaghan (1942), and Paul Gascoigne (1967).