William McGregor

1846 - 1911

William McGregor

William McGregor (13 April 1846 – 20 December 1911) was a Scottish association football administrator in the Victorian era who is regarded as the founder of the Football League, the first organised association football league in the world. After moving from Perthshire to Birmingham to set up business as a draper, McGregor became involved with local football club Aston Villa, which he helped to establish as one of the leading teams in England. He served the club for over 20 years in various capacities, including president, director and chairman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William McGregor has received more than 6,638 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 328th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, William McGregor ranks 334 out of 481Before him are Allan Williams, Jorma Ollila, Josep Bonaplata i Corriol, Dana White, Mikhail Fridman, and Bob Lazar. After him are Vijay Mallya, Lei Jun, Jawed Karim, Gene Haas, Benjamin Vulliamy, and Jerry Buss.

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Among people born in 1846, William McGregor ranks 73Before him are Ignaz Brüll, Svatopluk Čech, László Paál, Karol Olszewski, Alexander Karpinsky, and Kate Greenaway. After him are Edward S. Holden and Rose Cleveland. Among people deceased in 1911, William McGregor ranks 58Before him are Carolina Coronado, Georg Hilmar, Vassily Maximov, Eugene Burton Ely, Albert Ladenburg, and Ellen Swallow Richards. After him are Dragan Tsankov, Adolf Bernhard Meyer, Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah, Mahboob Ali Khan, and Williamina Fleming.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William McGregor ranks 3,054 out of 5,347Before him are Dick Parry (1942), William of Newburgh (1130), Gary McKinnon (1966), Ellie Goulding (1986), Fred Frith (1949), and Prince George of Cambridge (2013). After him are Ashley Cole (1980), Lachlan Macquarie (1762), Ben Miller (1966), Gary Numan (1958), Jony Ive (1967), and William Camden (1551).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, William McGregor ranks 23Before him are Thomas Blake Glover (1838), David Richards (1952), Neil Aspinall (1941), Anita Roddick (1942), Peter Hill-Wood (1936), and Fred Karno (1866). After him are Benjamin Vulliamy (1747), Henry Cole (1808), Mark Thatcher (1953), Christopher O'Neill (1974), Chris Anderson (1961), and Martin Whitmarsh (1958).

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