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Johnny Giles

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Michael John Giles (born 6 November 1940) is an Irish former association football player and manager best remembered for his time as a midfielder with Leeds United in the 1960s and 1970s. After retiring from management in 1985, Giles served as the senior analyst on RTÉ Sport's coverage of association football from 1986 until 2016. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Giles has received more than 695,301 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Johnny Giles is the 4,769th most popular soccer player (down from 4,266th in 2019), the 321st most popular biography from Ireland (down from 289th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Irish Soccer Player.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

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  • 1.76

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  • 4.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Johnny Giles ranks 4,769 out of 16,880Before him are Franz Wagner, Alexander Isak, Andrzej Buncol, Alessio Romagnoli, Sergiño Dest, and Andy Carroll. After him are Salomón Rondón, Moussa Dembélé, Jordan Pickford, Nikola Jurčević, Danko Lazović, and Gonçalo Guedes.

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Among people born in 1940, Johnny Giles ranks 506Before him are Aytaç Yalman, Raúl Magaña, Lucy Shapiro, Brigitte Kronauer, Mike Melvill, and Donald Jackson. After him are Phelekezela Mphoko, Phil Lesh, Trevor Nunn, Miguel Ángel Loayza, Chet Walker, and Lamar Alexander.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Johnny Giles ranks 321 out of 501Before him are Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906), Edward Barrett (1877), Albert Reynolds (1932), Joseph Plunkett (1887), Ronan Keating (1977), and Ray McAnally (1926). After him are Seán Mac Diarmada (1883), Mabel Cahill (1863), Stephen Gately (1976), William Smith O'Brien (1803), Nahum Tate (1652), and Christy Moore (1945).


Among soccer players born in Ireland, Johnny Giles ranks 13Before him are Billy Whelan (1935), Patrick O'Connell (1887), Liam Brady (1956), Tony Dunne (1941), Caoimhín Kelleher (1998), and John McKenna (1855). After him are Shay Given (1976), Damien Duff (1979), Johnny Carey (1919), Frank Stapleton (1956), Packie Bonner (1960), and Steve Heighway (1947).