Helmut Rahn

1929 - 2003

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Helmut Rahn (16 August 1929 – 14 August 2003), known as Der Boss (The Boss), was a German footballer who played as a forward. He became a legend for having scored the winning goal in the final of the 1954 FIFA World Cup (West Germany vs. Hungary 3–2). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmut Rahn has received more than 208,127 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Helmut Rahn is the 202nd most popular soccer player (down from 159th in 2019), the 1,173rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 959th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Soccer Player.

Helmut Rahn was a German footballer who was most famous for scoring the winning goal in the 1954 World Cup Final against Hungary.

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Among soccer players, Helmut Rahn ranks 202 out of 16,880Before him are Clarence Seedorf, Luka Modrić, Careca, Shunichi Kumai, Rinat Dasayev, and Pepe. After him are Fernando Torres, Luis Suárez, Piet Keizer, Antoine Griezmann, Javier Zanetti, and Vittorio Pozzo.

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Among people born in 1929, Helmut Rahn ranks 92Before him are Christos Sartzetakis, Imelda Marcos, Omar Torrijos, Bob Newhart, Gerald Edelman, and Fernanda Montenegro. After him are Abdel Halim Hafez, Ivar Giaever, Yozo Aoki, Alasdair MacIntyre, Georgi Markov, and Nicolai Ghiaurov. Among people deceased in 2003, Helmut Rahn ranks 44Before him are Franco Corelli, Denis Thatcher, Leslie Cheung, Roberto Bolaño, Isser Harel, and Jack Elam. After him are Valentin Pavlov, Mario Beccaria, László Papp, Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Rasul Gamzatov, and Manuel Vázquez Montalbán.

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Among people born in Germany, Helmut Rahn ranks 1,173 out of 6,142Before him are Albert of Riga (1165), Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach (1724), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Theobald Boehm (1794), Werner Haase (1900), and Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis (1831). After him are Theodor Storm (1817), Henry IV, Duke of Saxony (1473), Hans-Dieter Flick (1965), Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1680), Henry Suso (1295), and Nena (1960).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Helmut Rahn ranks 18Before him are Berti Vogts (1946), Günter Netzer (1944), Wolfgang Overath (1943), Harald Schumacher (1954), Helmut Schön (1915), and Michael Ballack (1976). After him are Manuel Neuer (1986), Mesut Özil (1988), Helmut Haller (1939), Bert Trautmann (1923), Andreas Brehme (1960), and Thomas Tuchel (1973).