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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 298,530 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Fritz Walter is the 98th most popular soccer player (down from 73rd in 2019), the 735th most popular biography from Germany (down from 610th in 2019) and the 6th 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 98 out of 16,880Before him are Udo Lattek, Leo Beenhakker, Rob Rensenbrink, Kakuichi Mimura, Xavi, and Franco Baresi. After him are Zoltán Czibor, José Nasazzi, Oleg Blokhin, Peter Schmeichel, Paulo Roberto Falcão, and Paul Breitner.

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Among people born in 1920, Fritz Walter ranks 38Before him are Nicolaas Bloembergen, François Jacob, Clarice Lispector, Gene Tierney, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, and Mickey Rooney. After him are Timothy Leary, Shelley Winters, Dave Brubeck, Alberto Sordi, Sergei Bondarchuk, and Michèle Morgan. Among people deceased in 2002, Fritz Walter ranks 26Before him are Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Camilo José Cela, Linda Lovelace, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Robert Nozick, and Nándor Hidegkuti. After him are James Tobin, Jonas Savimbi, Raf Vallone, Abu Nidal, Alexander Prokhorov, and Juan Alberto Schiaffino.

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Among people born in Germany, Fritz Walter ranks 735 out of 6,142Before him are Hermann von Salza (1170), Karl Harrer (1890), Thomas Anders (1963), Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865), Wilhelm Cuno (1876), and Gottfried Semper (1803). After him are Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria (1843), Philip William, Elector Palatine (1615), Joachim Sauer (1949), Otto Grotewohl (1894), and Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Fritz Walter ranks 6Before him are Gerd Müller (1945), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), Lothar Matthäus (1961), and Oliver Kahn (1969). After him are Paul Breitner (1951), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Uwe Seeler (1936), Rudi Völler (1960), Felix Magath (1953), and Berti Vogts (1946).