Fritz Walter

1920 - 2002

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Friedrich "Fritz" Walter (German pronunciation: [fʁɪt͡s ˈvaltɐ], audio ; 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 239,103 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Fritz Walter is the 73rd most popular soccer player, the 610th most popular biography from Germany (up from 620th in 2019) and the 8th 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 73 out of 16,923Before him are Roger Milla, Paul Breitner, Oliver Kahn, Helenio Herrera, Gordon Banks, and Rivaldo. After him are Eric Cantona, Zito, Silvio Piola, Gianni Rivera, Alcides Ghiggia, and Oleg Blokhin.

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Among people born in 1920, Fritz Walter ranks 33Before him are Owen Chamberlain, Mickey Rooney, Walter Matthau, Ravi Shankar, François Jacob, and Douglass North. After him are Helmut Newton, Clarice Lispector, Dave Brubeck, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Alberto Sordi, and Nicolaas Bloembergen. Among people deceased in 2002, Fritz Walter ranks 24Before him are Ivan Illich, Rod Steiger, Camilo José Cela, Robert Nozick, James Tobin, and Valeriy Lobanovskyi. After him are Linda Lovelace, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Alexander Prokhorov, Nándor Hidegkuti, John Gotti, and Juan Alberto Schiaffino.

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Among people born in Germany, Fritz Walter ranks 610 out of 5,289Before him are Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907), Erich Priebke (1913), Max Reger (1873), Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland (1653), Louis Spohr (1784), and Erich Hoepner (1886). After him are Philipp Scheidemann (1865), Arthur Nebe (1894), Elizabeth Alexeievna (1779), Albert, King of Sweden (1340), Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1819), and Erich Koch (1896).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Fritz Walter ranks 8Before him are Gerd Müller (1945), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), Lothar Matthäus (1961), Uwe Seeler (1936), Paul Breitner (1951), and Oliver Kahn (1969). After him are Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Rudi Völler (1960), Berti Vogts (1946), Harald Schumacher (1954), Helmut Schön (1915), and Bert Trautmann (1923).