Cha Bum-kun

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Cha Bum-kun (Korean: 차범근; Korean pronunciation: [tɕʰa.bʌm.ɡɯn] or [tɕʰa] [pʌm.ɡɯn]; born 22 May 1953) is a South Korean football manager and former player, nicknamed Tscha Bum or "Cha Boom" in Germany because of his name and his thunderous ball striking ability. Cha was known for his thick thighs, which showed explosive pace and powerful shots. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Asian football players of all time by experts, including IFFHS and ESPN.In 1972, Cha had been capped by the South Korean national team as the youngest player in history called up to the squad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cha Bum-kun has received more than 569,976 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Cha Bum-kun is the 408th most popular soccer player (down from 249th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 39th in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Cha Bum-kun ranks 408 out of 16,923Before him are Thomas Tuchel, Kazimierz Deyna, Rüştü Reçber, Dunga, Rajko Mitić, and Rui Costa. After him are Hakan Şükür, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Gianpiero Combi, Zlatko Čajkovski, Koji Funamoto, and Shogo Kamo.

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Among people born in 1953, Cha Bum-kun ranks 67Before him are Valery Gergiev, Gaetano Scirea, Frances Conroy, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, Nanni Moretti, and Jadranka Kosor. After him are Tchéky Karyo, Alfred Molina, Hans Krankl, Alberto Zaccheroni, Mata Amritanandamayi, and Loalwa Braz.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Cha Bum-kun ranks 92 out of 774Before him are Sunjong of Goryeo (1047), Yejong of Goryeo (1079), Hwang Jang-yop (1923), Heo Jeong (1896), Andrew Kim Taegon (1821), and Sukjong of Goryeo (1054). After him are Seonjong of Goryeo (1049), Injong of Goryeo (1109), Heonjong of Goryeo (1084), Jang Yeong-sil (1400), Chung Sye-kyun (1950), and Won Gyun (1540).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In South Korea

Among soccer players born in South Korea, Cha Bum-kun ranks 1After him are Hong Myung-bo (1969), Son Heung-min (1992), Park Ji-sung (1981), Ahn Jung-hwan (1976), Huh Jung-moo (1955), Hwang Sun-hong (1968), Lee Woon-jae (1973), Kim Joo-sung (1966), Choi Kang-hee (1959), Ki Sung-yueng (1989), and Park Chu-young (1985).