John Charles

1931 - 2004

John Charles

William John Charles, CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004) was a Welsh international footballer who played for Leeds United and Juventus during his 25-year playing career. Rated by many as the greatest all-round footballer ever to come from Britain, he was equally adept as a forward or defender due to his strength, pace, technique, vision, ability in the air and eye for goal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Charles has received more than 655,530 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 315th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 660k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, John Charles ranks 313 out of 13,233Before him are Koji Miyata, José Pékerman, Leonel Sánchez, Frank Lampard, Robert Lewandowski, and Shunichi Kumai. After him are Obdulio Varela, Valentino Mazzola, Angelo Schiavio, Fabien Barthez, Tameo Ide, and Tadao Kobayashi.

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Among people born in 1931, John Charles ranks 87Before him are Samir Amin, Ferenc Mádl, Ike Turner, Yao Wenyuan, Stephen Boyd, and Thorvald Stoltenberg. After him are Barbara Eden, Arawa Kimura, Augusto Boal, Colin Wilson, Luís Cabral, and Zeki Müren. Among people deceased in 2004, John Charles ranks 60Before him are Otto Kumm, Russ Meyer, José López Portillo y Pacheco, Richard Avedon, Charles Sweeney, and Laura Branigan. After him are Matthäus Hetzenauer, Nino Manfredi, Jean Rouch, Nikolai Chernykh, Ko Yong-hui, and Masanori Tokita.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Charles ranks 1,123 out of 5,347Before him are Dave Evans (1953), Lewis Hamilton (1985), John Kay (1704), Frank Lampard (1978), John Gay (1685), and J. Michael Kosterlitz (1943). After him are Pete Postlethwaite (1946), John Adams (1767), Seamus Heaney (1939), William Sturgeon (1783), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), and Victoria Beckham (1974).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, John Charles ranks 18Before him are Bob Paisley (1919), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Peter Shilton (1949), Gary Lineker (1960), Steven Gerrard (1980), and Frank Lampard (1978). After him are Herbert Kilpin (1870), Roger Byrne (1929), Ryan Giggs (1973), Wayne Rooney (1985), Ian Callaghan (1942), and Gareth Bale (1989).

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