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Walter Smith

1948 - 2021

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Walter Ferguson Smith (24 February 1948 – 26 October 2021) was a Scottish football player, manager and director, primarily associated with his two spells as manager of Glasgow club Rangers. A defender, Smith's playing career consisted of two spells with Dundee United, split by a short time at Dumbarton. A pelvic injury caused his retirement from playing and Smith moved into coaching at Dundee United, working for manager Jim McLean. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Smith has received more than 1,011,749 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 24 in 2019). Walter Smith is the 3,424th most popular soccer player (up from 4,775th in 2019), the 4,201st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 4,795th in 2019) and the 154th most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Walter Smith ranks 3,424 out of 16,880Before him are Nobuyo Fujishiro, Roy Andersson, Nilmar, Eike Immel, Danny Blanchflower, and Hasse Backe. After him are John Barnes, Tommy Söderberg, Gil, Francis Lee, Juan Valdivieso, and Itzhak Shum.

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Among people born in 1948, Walter Smith ranks 496Before him are Saul Rubinek, Mikko Kozarowitzky, Ibrahim Kuni, Josef Ackermann, Deborah Shelton, and Rudy Tomjanovich. After him are Tommy Söderberg, Itzhak Shum, Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, Arnie Robinson, Jerry L. Ross, and Jon Amiel. Among people deceased in 2021, Walter Smith ranks 526Before him are Tomoyasu Asaoka, Jeannette Altwegg, Millie Hughes-Fulford, Anthony Downs, Budge Patty, and Beryl Penrose. After him are Barbara Shelley, Curtis Fuller, Vicente Cantatore, Paola Pigni, Abubakar Shekau, and Gregory Sierra.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Walter Smith ranks 4,201 out of 7,765Before him are Jack Huston (1982), Ian McDonald (1960), George Goulding (1884), Mick Abrahams (1943), Colin Groves (1942), and Danny Blanchflower (1926). After him are Godfrey Rampling (1909), Howard Jones (1955), Dolly Pentreath (1692), Francis Lee (1944), Alfred Enoch (1988), and Barbara Shelley (1932).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Walter Smith ranks 154Before him are Jadon Sancho (2000), Jimmy Johnstone (1944), Alexander Wood (1907), Roy Bentley (1924), Jackie Milburn (1924), and Danny Blanchflower (1926). After him are Francis Lee (1944), Trevor Francis (1954), Phil Neal (1951), Paul Ince (1967), Danny Welbeck (1990), and George Cohen (1939).