Bastian Schweinsteiger

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Bastian Schweinsteiger (pronounced [ˈbasti̯an ˈʃvaɪ̯nʃtaɪ̯ɡɐ] (listen); born 1 August 1984) is a German former professional footballer who usually played as a central midfielder. Earlier in his career, he primarily played as a wide midfielder. Schweinsteiger is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, due to his tactical awareness, positioning, passing, tackling ability 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 6,428,503 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Bastian Schweinsteiger is the 496th most popular soccer player (down from 467th in 2019), the 1,814th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,692nd in 2019) and the 37th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Bastian Schweinsteiger ranks 496 out of 16,923Before him are Mauricio Pochettino, Hans-Peter Briegel, Roque Máspoli, Santillana, Ferdinand Daučík, and Larbi Benbarek. After him are Emilio Caprile, Lukas Podolski, László Budai, Robin van Persie, Quini, and Takao Nishiyama.

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Among people born in 1984, Bastian Schweinsteiger ranks 12Before him are Fernando Torres, LeBron James, Katy Perry, Wesley Sneijder, Robinho, and Carlos Tevez. After him are Alizée, Thiago Silva, Javier Mascherano, Basshunter, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Beren Saat.

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Among people born in Germany, Bastian Schweinsteiger ranks 1,814 out of 5,289Before him are Hans-Peter Briegel (1955), Udo Dirkschneider (1952), Albert Leo Schlageter (1894), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (1962), Gustav Landauer (1870), and Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein (1885). After him are Lotte Reiniger (1899), Frederick I, Elector Palatine (1425), Eduard Meyer (1855), Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein (1757), Andreas Köpke (1962), and Friedrich Hossbach (1894).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Bastian Schweinsteiger ranks 37Before him are Jürgen Grabowski (1944), Horst Hrubesch (1951), Klaus Fischer (1949), Niko Kovač (1971), Ottmar Walter (1924), and Hans-Peter Briegel (1955). After him are Thomas Müller (1989), Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (1948), Max Morlock (1925), Hans Schäfer (1927), Mesut Özil (1988), and Bernd Hölzenbein (1946).

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