Johnny Carey

1919 - 1995

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John Joseph Carey (23 February 1919 – 22 August 1995), known as Johnny Carey or Jackie Carey, was an Irish professional footballer and manager. As a player Carey spent most of his career at Manchester United, where he was team captain from 1946 until he retired as a player in 1953. He was also a dual internationalist, playing for and captaining both Ireland teams – the FAI XI and the IFA XI. In 1947 he also captained a Europe XI which played a Great Britain XI at Hampden Park. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Carey has received more than 108,873 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Johnny Carey is the 4,882nd most popular soccer player, the 313th most popular biography from Ireland and the 14th most popular Irish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Johnny Carey ranks 4,882 out of 16,923Before him are Enzo Maresca, Andy Carroll, Ralf Fährmann, Daniel Caligiuri, André Carrillo, and Jimmy Mullen. After him are Luca Zidane, Mart Poom, Zlatan Muslimović, José Luis Sierra, Bernard Diomède, and Silvia Neid.

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Among people born in 1919, Johnny Carey ranks 271Before him are George Avakian, Marie Windsor, Alexander Courage, Alla Rakha, Tommy Lawton, and Shamshad Begum. After him are Pauline Betz, Naushad, Gretchen Fraser, Jack McGrath, Jayne Meadows, and Wally Hickel. Among people deceased in 1995, Johnny Carey ranks 254Before him are Margaret Chase Smith, Grahame Clark, John C. Stennis, Albert Hackett, Paul Eddington, and Les Aspin. After him are Vivian Blaine, Andrea Fortunato, Alex Groza, Stuart Milner-Barry, James Merrill, and Paul Kipkoech.

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Among people born in Ireland, Johnny Carey ranks 313 out of 460Before him are Damien Duff (1979), Shelley McNamara (1952), Shane Filan (1979), Paddy Moloney (1938), Marian Keyes (1963), and Edward Carson (1854). After him are Pat O'Callaghan (1906), Charlie McGettigan (1950), John Moore (1970), Patrick Kavanagh (1904), Glen Hansard (1970), and Thomas Fitzsimons (1741).


Among soccer players born in Ireland, Johnny Carey ranks 14Before him are John McKenna (1855), John O'Shea (1981), Denis Irwin (1965), Johnny Giles (1940), Shay Given (1976), and Damien Duff (1979). After him are Niall Quinn (1966), Steve Heighway (1947), Packie Bonner (1960), Ronnie Whelan (1961), Steve Finnan (1976), and Alan Patrick (1991).