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Charles, John, 1931-2004

LC control no.nr2003014274
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Personal name headingCharles, John, 1931-2004
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Variant(s)Charles, William John, 1931-2004
Gentle Giant, 1931-2004
Gigante Buono, 1931-2004
Associated countryGreat Britain Wales
Birth date1931-12-27
Death date2004-02-21
Place of birthSwansea (Wales)
Field of activitySoccer
Profession or occupationSoccer players
Found inJohn Charles, Gentle Giant, 2003: p. 9 (b. Dec. 27, 1931 in Swansea, William John Charles) p. 79 (nickname Il Gigante Buono)
Wikipedia, viewed 3 Jan. 2017 (William John Charles, CBE (27 December 1931 - 21 February 2004) was a Welsh international footballer who played for Leeds United and Juventus. Rated by many as the greatest all-round footballer ever to come from Britain. Standing at 6 feet 2 inches, he was nicknamed Il Gigante Buono - The Gentle Giant)
Associated languageeng