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Shay Given

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Séamus John James Given (born 20 April 1976) is an Irish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. With 134 caps, he is the second-highest capped Republic of Ireland player. Given started his career at Celtic, however he never made a first-team appearance and he was released by Celtic and signed by Blackburn Rovers on a free transfer in 1994. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shay Given has received more than 1,936,261 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Shay Given is the 4,976th most popular soccer player (down from 4,518th in 2019), the 333rd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 304th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Irish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Shay Given ranks 4,976 out of 16,880Before him are Ștefan Radu, Santiago Ezquerro, Takuya Takagi, Reinhard Häfner, Dieumerci Mbokani, and Zetti. After him are Miguel Tendillo, Francesc Arnau, Abdou Diallo, Fábio Simplício, Breel Embolo, and Roman Kosecki.

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Among people born in 1976, Shay Given ranks 274Before him are Linde Lindström, Florence Kasumba, Vitalic, Kim Jung-eun, Mike Colter, and Santiago Ezquerro. After him are Nenad Zimonjić, Lars Eidinger, Mirsad Türkcan, Nikos Vertis, Dean O'Gorman, and Marcos Assunção.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Shay Given ranks 333 out of 501Before him are Christy Moore (1945), Duncan Hamilton (1920), Jack Lynch (1917), Dave Allen (1936), Geoffrey Keating (1569), and Patrick Kavanagh (1904). After him are Sheamus (1978), Glen Hansard (1970), Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (1116), Seán Lemass (1899), Damien Duff (1979), and Mary Proctor (1862).


Among soccer players born in Ireland, Shay Given ranks 14Before him are Patrick O'Connell (1887), Liam Brady (1956), Tony Dunne (1941), Caoimhín Kelleher (1998), John McKenna (1855), and Johnny Giles (1940). After him are Damien Duff (1979), Johnny Carey (1919), Frank Stapleton (1956), Packie Bonner (1960), Steve Heighway (1947), and Ronnie Whelan (1961).

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