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 571,781 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Johnny Giles is the 4,269th most popular soccer player (down from 3,270th in 2019), the 289th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 242nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Irish Soccer Player.

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  • 22

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  • 1.50

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  • 4.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Johnny Giles ranks 4,269 out of 16,923Before him are Zoran Mamić, Tony Cascarino, Jorge Mendonça, Hilário, Igli Tare, and Park Chu-young. After him are Alan Smith, Christoph Kramer, Megan Rapinoe, Milan Badelj, Piotr Trochowski, and František Štambachr.

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Among people born in 1940, Johnny Giles ranks 432Before him are Ellie Greenwich, Elwyn Berlekamp, Stanislav Stepashkin, Miguel Ángel Loayza, Ken Fletcher, and Kenneth Clarke. After him are Phil Lesh, Whitney Smith, Peter Ryan, Alexei Panshin, Bill Hunter, and Mary Rand.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Johnny Giles ranks 289 out of 460Before him are Colm Wilkinson (1944), Leo Varadkar (1979), John Joly (1857), Sheamus (1978), Jack Gleeson (1992), and William Paterson (1745). After him are Finn Bálor (1981), Sharon Corr (1970), Milo O'Shea (1926), Geoffrey Keating (1569), Nicky Byrne (1978), and Henry Kellett (1806).


Among soccer players born in Ireland, Johnny Giles ranks 11Before him are Arthur Johnson (1879), Billy Whelan (1935), Liam Brady (1956), John McKenna (1855), John O'Shea (1981), and Denis Irwin (1965). After him are Shay Given (1976), Damien Duff (1979), Johnny Carey (1919), Niall Quinn (1966), Steve Heighway (1947), and Packie Bonner (1960).