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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmut Rahn has received more than 183,125 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Helmut Rahn is the 159th most popular soccer player (down from 142nd in 2019), the 959th most popular biography from Germany (down from 894th in 2019) and the 17th most popular German 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 159 out of 16,923Before him are Edgar Davids, Iker Casillas, Grzegorz Lato, Hiroaki Sato, René Higuita, and Hirokazu Ninomiya. After him are Kazu Naoki, Cafu, Laurent Blanc, Carles Puyol, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, and Gyula Grosics.

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Among people born in 1929, Helmut Rahn ranks 80Before him are Yozo Aoki, Ágnes Heller, Yevgeny Primakov, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Fernanda Montenegro, and George Stinney. After him are Michael Atiyah, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Omar Torrijos, Paul Lauterbur, E. O. Wilson, and Bob Newhart. Among people deceased in 2003, Helmut Rahn ranks 35Before him are Franco Modigliani, Richard Crenna, Alberto Sordi, Frank Sheeran, Bernard Katz, and Isser Harel. After him are Bertram Brockhouse, Horst Buchholz, David Dacko, Edgar F. Codd, Frederick Chapman Robbins, and Franco Corelli.

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Among people born in Germany, Helmut Rahn ranks 959 out of 5,289Before him are Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1696), Eugen Dühring (1833), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Ernst Barlach (1870), Bernd Schuster (1959), and Stefan Lochner (1410). After him are Klaus Fuchs (1911), Georg Wittig (1897), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Joachim Frank (1940), Henry II, Duke of Austria (1107), and Mary Wigman (1886).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Helmut Rahn ranks 17Before him are Berti Vogts (1946), Harald Schumacher (1954), Helmut Schön (1915), Bert Trautmann (1923), Günter Netzer (1944), and Wolfgang Overath (1943). After him are Felix Magath (1953), Michael Ballack (1976), Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (1939), Andreas Brehme (1960), Jupp Derwall (1927), and Helmut Haller (1939).