Paul Scholes

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Paul Scholes (born 16 November 1974) is an English football coach, pundit, former player, and co-owner of Salford City. He spent his entire professional playing career with Manchester United, for whom he scored over 150 goals in more than 700 appearances between 1993 and 2013. He is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation and one of the greatest Manchester United players of all time.Scholes came through the Manchester United youth academy as one of Fergie's Fledglings, a group of players recruited by Manchester United under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Scholes has received more than 4,770,198 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Paul Scholes is the 602nd most popular soccer player (up from 764th in 2019), the 1,572nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,821st in 2019) and the 28th most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Paul Scholes ranks 602 out of 16,923Before him are Abedi Pele, Gonzalo Higuaín, Isidro Lángara, Henri Michel, Manfred Kaltz, and Roger Byrne. After him are Silvio Marzolini, Philipp Lahm, Aldair, Manuel Sanchís Martínez, Lucien Muller, and Tatsuya Shiji.

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Among people born in 1974, Paul Scholes ranks 22Before him are Bear Grylls, Eva Mendes, Hilary Swank, Camilla Läckberg, Laura Pausini, and Zé Roberto. After him are Mahershala Ali, Itziar Ituño, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Sharon den Adel, Elizabeth Banks, and Sébastien Loeb.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul Scholes ranks 1,572 out of 6,924Before him are Matthew Arnold (1822), Malcolm McLaren (1946), Elizabeth Siddal (1829), Elizabeth Hurley (1965), Sam Worthington (1976), and Roger Byrne (1929). After him are William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738), Elvis Costello (1954), Eileen Atkins (1934), Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (1689), Kate Sheppard (1848), and Alvin Lee (1944).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Paul Scholes ranks 28Before him are Wayne Rooney (1985), Ian Rush (1961), Herbert Kilpin (1870), Peter Bonetti (1941), Alan Shearer (1970), and Roger Byrne (1929). After him are William Foulke (1874), Michael Owen (1979), Geoff Hurst (1941), Dixie Dean (1907), Jimmy Savile (1926), and John Toshack (1949).