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Bastian Schweinsteiger

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Bastian Schweinsteiger (pronounced [ˈbasti̯a(ː)n ˈʃvaɪnʃtaɪɡɐ] (listen); born 1 August 1984) is a German former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Earlier in his career, he primarily played as a wide midfielder; he later switched to a central midfield role. He is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, due to his tactical awareness, positioning, passing and also due to his ability to read and control the flow of the game. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bastian Schweinsteiger has received more than 7,310,367 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 75 in 2019). Bastian Schweinsteiger is the 416th most popular soccer player (up from 496th in 2019), the 1,757th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,814th in 2019) and the 35th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Bastian Schweinsteiger ranks 416 out of 16,880Before him are Youri Djorkaeff, Ken Noritake, Guti, John Charles, José Sánchez del Río, and Junji Kawano. After him are Thomas N'Kono, Zvonimir Boban, Gianpiero Combi, Máté Fenyvesi, Rajko Mitić, and Tsukasa Hosaka.

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Among people born in 1984, Bastian Schweinsteiger ranks 11Before him are Arjen Robben, LeBron James, Avril Lavigne, Robinho, Wesley Sneijder, and Basshunter. After him are Alizée, Carlos Tevez, Gaspard Ulliel, Katy Perry, Thiago Silva, and Giorgio Chiellini.

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Among people born in Germany, Bastian Schweinsteiger ranks 1,757 out of 6,142Before him are Johannes Sturm (1507), Christian Leopold von Buch (1774), Hans Staden (1525), Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (1536), Meinhard III, Count of Gorizia-Tyrol (1344), and Franz Pfeffer von Salomon (1888). After him are Wolfgang Borchert (1921), Frederick IV, Elector Palatine (1574), Gotthold Eisenstein (1823), Erich Rudorffer (1917), Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach (1715), and Princess Maria Ferdinanda of Saxony (1796).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Bastian Schweinsteiger ranks 35Before him are Jens Lehmann (1969), Dettmar Cramer (1925), Thomas Müller (1989), Horst Eckel (1932), Uli Stielike (1954), and Oliver Bierhoff (1968). After him are Klaus Fischer (1949), Jürgen Kohler (1965), Toni Kroos (1990), Horst Hrubesch (1951), Philipp Lahm (1983), and Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (1948).

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