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Cha Bum-kun

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Cha Bum-kun (Korean: 차범근; Korean pronunciation: [tɕʰɐbʌmɡɯn] or [tɕʰɐ] [pʌmɡɯn]; born 22 May 1953) is a South Korean former football manager and player. A forward, he was nicknamed Tscha Bum or "Cha Boom" in Germany because of his name and thunderous ball striking ability. He showed explosive pace and powerful shots with his thick thighs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cha Bum-kun has received more than 1,000,158 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Cha Bum-kun is the 306th most popular soccer player (up from 408th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from South Korea (up from 92nd in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Cha Bum-kun ranks 306 out of 16,880Before him are Josep Samitier, Raymond Domenech, Fernando Hierro, Akira Nozawa, Edinson Cavani, and Enzo Francescoli. After him are Gerard Piqué, Bob Paisley, Masao Takada, Jari Litmanen, Gyula Zsengellér, and Takeshi Natori.

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Among people born in 1953, Cha Bum-kun ranks 65Before him are José María Aznar, Tony Shalhoub, Alan Moore, Kate Capshaw, Sergei Ivanov, and Frances Conroy. After him are Rick Moranis, Jadranka Kosor, Tchéky Karyo, Libuše Šafránková, Gaetano Scirea, and Tim Allen.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Cha Bum-kun ranks 76 out of 944Before him are David Yonggi Cho (1936), Chungnyeol of Goryeo (1236), Lee Byung-hun (1970), Sung Jae-gi (1967), Ri Chun-hee (1943), and Soh Jaipil (1864). After him are Song Hye-rim (1937), Hwang Kyo-ahn (1957), Heo Jeong (1896), Jang Yeong-sil (1400), Lee Soo-man (1952), and Ko Un (1933).

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), Hwang Sun-hong (1968), Huh Jung-moo (1955), Shin Tae-yong (1970), Kim Joo-sung (1966), Choi Kang-hee (1959), Lee Woon-jae (1973), and Park Chu-young (1985).