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John Madden

1936 - 2021

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John Earl Madden (April 10, 1936 – December 28, 2021) was an American football player, coach and sports commentator in the National Football League (NFL). He served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 1969 to 1978, which he led to eight playoff appearances, seven division titles, seven AFL / AFC Championship Game appearances, and the franchise's first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XI. Never having a losing season, Madden holds the highest winning percentage among NFL head coaches who coached 100 games. After retiring from coaching, Madden was a color commentator for NFL telecasts from 1979 to 2008, which earned him 16 Sports Emmy Awards. Madden appeared on all four major American television networks, providing commentary for games broadcast by CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Madden has received more than 10,588,319 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. John Madden is the 4th most popular american football player, the 4,829th most popular biography from United States and the 4th most popular American American Football Player.

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Among american football players, John Madden ranks 4 out of 55Before him are O. J. Simpson, Jim Brown, and Tom Brady. After him are Joe Montana, Ernie Davis, Dan Marino, Colin Kaepernick, Peyton Manning, Joe Namath, Cam Newton, and Jerry Rice.

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Among people born in 1936, John Madden ranks 270Before him are Paul Shenar, José Policarpo, Feliciano Rivilla, Klaus Doldinger, Jozef Vengloš, and Edward Feigenbaum. After him are Alejandro Maldonado, Ernest Shonekan, Ennio Antonelli, Ong Teng Cheong, Touria Chaoui, and Natalya Gorbanevskaya. Among people deceased in 2021, John Madden ranks 355Before him are Robert Marchand, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Sanpei Shirato, Giuseppe Rotunno, Jozef Vengloš, and József Csatári. After him are Virgil Abloh, Colin Bell, Henry Darrow, Barry Harris, Lester Bird, and Walter Taibo.

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Among people born in United States, John Madden ranks 4,829 out of 18,182Before him are Rebbie Jackson (1950), Edward Feigenbaum (1936), Charles Demuth (1883), Angelica Singleton Van Buren (1818), Virginia E. Johnson (1925), and Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893). After him are Mary Daly (1928), Mike Connors (1925), Doug Jones (1960), Lara Flynn Boyle (1970), Jeralean Talley (1899), and Chris Carter (1956).


Among american football players born in United States, John Madden ranks 4Before him are O. J. Simpson (1947), Jim Brown (1936), and Tom Brady (1977). After him are Joe Montana (1956), Ernie Davis (1939), Dan Marino (1961), Colin Kaepernick (1987), Peyton Manning (1976), Joe Namath (1943), Cam Newton (1989), and Jerry Rice (1962).