Dirk Nowitzki

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Dirk Werner Nowitzki (German pronunciation: [ˈdɪʁk noˈvɪtski], ; born June 19, 1978) is a German former professional basketball player who is a special advisor for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m), he is widely regarded as one of the greatest power forwards of all time and is considered by many to be the greatest European player of all time. In 2021, he was selected to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dirk Nowitzki has received more than 11,699,955 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Dirk Nowitzki is the 36th most popular basketball player (down from 35th in 2019), the 2,652nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,526th in 2019) and the most popular German Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Dirk Nowitzki ranks 36 out of 1,757Before him are Hakeem Olajuwon, Derrick Rose, Bob Cousy, George Mikan, Ben Wallace, and John Stockton. After him are Anatoli Polivoda, Bob Pettit, Charles Barkley, Toni Kukoč, Bogdan Tanjević, and Moses Malone.

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Among people born in 1978, Dirk Nowitzki ranks 29Before him are Ricardo Carvalho, Kevin Federline, Manny Pacquiao, Katie Holmes, Jensen Ackles, and Claudio Pizarro. After him are Zoe Saldana, Kakha Kaladze, Josh Hartnett, Shunsuke Nakamura, Katherine Heigl, and Walter Samuel.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Dirk Nowitzki ranks 2,652 out of 7,253Before him are Ursula Kuczynski (1907), Helmut Gröttrup (1916), Stefan Heym (1913), Marie Eleonore of Cleves (1550), Georg Franz Hoffmann (1760), and Henry Koster (1905). After him are Princess Augusta of Prussia (1780), Louis II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (1502), Philippine Welser (1527), Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1882), Neidhart von Reuental (1180), and Nicolas Luckner (1722).


Among basketball players born in Germany, Dirk Nowitzki ranks 1After him are Detlef Schrempf (1963), Dennis Schröder (1993), Shawn Bradley (1972), Daniel Theis (1992), Tibor Pleiß (1989), Johannes Voigtmann (1992), Moritz Wagner (1997), Maodo Lô (1992), Franz Wagner (2001), Carlos Boozer (1981), and Kiki VanDeWeghe (1958).