Roger Byrne

1929 - 1958

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Roger William Byrne (8 September 1929 – 6 February 1958) was an English footballer and captain of Manchester United. He died at the age of 28 in the Munich air disaster. He was one of the eight Manchester United players who lost their lives in the disaster on 6 February 1958. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Byrne has received more than 246,740 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Roger Byrne is the 601st most popular soccer player (down from 357th in 2019), the 1,571st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,197th in 2019) and the 27th most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Roger Byrne ranks 601 out of 16,923Before him are Jürgen Kohler, Abedi Pele, Gonzalo Higuaín, Isidro Lángara, Henri Michel, and Manfred Kaltz. After him are Paul Scholes, Silvio Marzolini, Philipp Lahm, Aldair, Manuel Sanchís Martínez, and Lucien Muller.

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Among people born in 1929, Roger Byrne ranks 145Before him are David Kelly, Milton Glaser, Amitai Etzioni, Andrew Bertie, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Ödön Földessy. After him are Jaakko Hintikka, Filaret, Aleksandar Petrović, Lennart Skoglund, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, and Ronnie Biggs. Among people deceased in 1958, Roger Byrne ranks 58Before him are Peter Collins, Johannes R. Becher, Florian Znaniecki, Pierre-Étienne Flandin, Infanta Eulalia of Spain, and Johnston McCulley. After him are José Miaja, Stuart Lewis-Evans, Ivan Yefimovich Petrov, Claire Lee Chennault, Rudolf Rocker, and Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Byrne ranks 1,571 out of 6,924Before him are Ælle of Sussex (500), Matthew Arnold (1822), Malcolm McLaren (1946), Elizabeth Siddal (1829), Elizabeth Hurley (1965), and Sam Worthington (1976). After him are Paul Scholes (1974), William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738), Elvis Costello (1954), Eileen Atkins (1934), Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (1689), and Kate Sheppard (1848).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Roger Byrne ranks 27Before him are Jack Charlton (1935), Wayne Rooney (1985), Ian Rush (1961), Herbert Kilpin (1870), Peter Bonetti (1941), and Alan Shearer (1970). After him are Paul Scholes (1974), William Foulke (1874), Michael Owen (1979), Geoff Hurst (1941), Dixie Dean (1907), and Jimmy Savile (1926).