Fritz Walter

1920 - 2002

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Friedrich "Fritz" Walter (German pronunciation: [fʁɪt͡s ˈvaltɐ], ; 31 October 1920 – 17 June 2002) was a German footballer who spent his entire senior career at 1. FC Kaiserslautern. He usually played as an attacking midfielder or inside forward. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Walter has received more than 349,110 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Fritz Walter is the 93rd most popular soccer player (up from 97th in 2019), the 598th most popular biography from Germany (up from 735th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Soccer Player.

Fritz Walter is most famous for being the captain of the West German team that won the 1954 World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Fritz Walter ranks 93 out of 21,273Before him are Hristo Stoichkov, Peter Schmeichel, Gabriel Batistuta, Guillermo Stábile, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, and Andreas Brehme. After him are Oleg Blokhin, Dragan Džajić, Denis Law, Daniel Passarella, Helenio Herrera, and José Altafini.

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Among people born in 1920, Fritz Walter ranks 30Before him are Juan Antonio Samaranch, Helmut Newton, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, François Jacob, and Zecharia Sitchin. After him are Clarice Lispector, Montgomery Clift, Walter Matthau, Douglass North, Sergei Bondarchuk, and John Demjanjuk. Among people deceased in 2002, Fritz Walter ranks 23Before him are Chuck Jones, James Coburn, Niki de Saint Phalle, Ivan Illich, Linda Lovelace, and Edsger W. Dijkstra. After him are Abu Nidal, Alexander Prokhorov, Camilo José Cela, Nándor Hidegkuti, Archer Martin, and Robert Nozick.

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Among people born in Germany, Fritz Walter ranks 598 out of 7,253Before him are Ludwig Tieck (1773), August Bebel (1840), Heinrich Brüning (1885), Karl Gebhardt (1897), August Horch (1868), and Willy Messerschmitt (1898). After him are Bruno Bauer (1809), Polykarp Kusch (1911), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Hans-Dieter Flick (1965), Sandra (1962), and Rudolf von Jhering (1818).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Fritz Walter ranks 11Before him are Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Uwe Seeler (1936), Oliver Kahn (1969), Paul Breitner (1951), Rudi Völler (1960), and Andreas Brehme (1960). After him are Bert Trautmann (1923), Berti Vogts (1946), Helmut Rahn (1929), Harald Schumacher (1954), Felix Magath (1953), and Günter Netzer (1944).