Peter Lorimer

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Peter Patrick Lorimer (14 December 1946 – 20 March 2021) was a Scottish professional footballer, best known for his time with Leeds United and Scotland during the late 1960s and early 1970s. An attacking midfielder, he was renowned for his powerful strikes from distance. From 1984 to 1985 he was club captain of Leeds, and holds the club record for highest goal scorer with 238 goals in all competitions and youngest-ever player. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Lorimer has received more than 467,277 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Peter Lorimer is the 3,302nd most popular soccer player (down from 2,576th in 2019), the 3,948th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,343rd in 2019) and the 147th most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Peter Lorimer ranks 3,302 out of 16,923Before him are Yoshikazu Nagai, Domingos Paciência, Heinz Hornig, Marcelinho Carioca, Stefan Schwarz, and Vladislav Bogićević. After him are Bernardo Silva, Marcel Schmelzer, Fulvio Nesti, Alain Geiger, Makoto Hasebe, and Stefano Fiore.

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Among people born in 1946, Peter Lorimer ranks 490Before him are Hiroshi Fushida, Galina Starovoytova, Rudy Rucker, Reggie Jackson, Viivi Luik, and María Teresa Ruiz. After him are Ricky Jay, Supachai Panitchpakdi, Zinaida Turchyna, Brian Henton, Paavo Väyrynen, and Tom Harrell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Lorimer ranks 3,948 out of 6,924Before him are Robin Trower (1945), Ray Wilson (1934), Alec Jeffreys (1950), Aneurin Bevan (1897), Tracey Ullman (1959), and Edward Rutherfurd (1948). After him are Angus Macfadyen (1963), Jocelyn Pook (1960), John Moresby (1830), Cecil Griffiths (1900), Harry Mallin (1892), and Stephen Leacock (1869).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Peter Lorimer ranks 147Before him are Ernest Payne (1884), Phil Neal (1951), Jackie Blanchflower (1933), Andy Auld (1900), George Graham (1944), and Ray Wilson (1934). After him are Bill Nicholson (1919), Willie Watson (1920), David Pegg (1935), George Cohen (1939), Jimmy Gallagher (1901), and Frank Swift (1913).