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Horst Eckel

1932 - 2021

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Horst Eckel (8 February 1932 – 3 December 2021) was a German footballer. He was part of the West Germany national team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horst Eckel has received more than 92,495 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Horst Eckel is the 336th most popular soccer player (up from 958th in 2019), the 1,595th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,709th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Horst Eckel ranks 336 out of 16,880Before him are Thomas Müller, Takashi Kasahara, Yasukazu Tanaka, Ryan Giggs, Fukusaburo Harada, and Iván Zamorano. After him are Dida, Gaetano Scirea, Pedro Rocha, Ernst Wilimowski, Vujadin Boškov, and Ivo Viktor.

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Among people born in 1932, Horst Eckel ranks 104Before him are Gyula Horn, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Ingemar Johansson, Khaled al-Asaad, Dušan Makavejev, and Tatsuya Nakadai. After him are Nikolai Kardashev, Alan Bean, Christy Brown, Paul Virilio, Delphine Seyrig, and Abdul Halim Khaddam. Among people deceased in 2021, Horst Eckel ranks 131Before him are Justo Gallego Martínez, Edmond H. Fischer, Jehan Sadat, Yukhym Zvyahilsky, Alan Lancaster, and Libuše Šafránková. After him are Gottfried Böhm, Lucía Hiriart, Humberto Maturana, Koichi Sugiyama, Matthew Festing, and Haya Harareet.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Horst Eckel ranks 1,595 out of 6,142Before him are Thomas Müller (1989), Rupert II, Elector Palatine (1325), Wilhelm Zaisser (1893), Viktor Brack (1904), Mike Nichols (1931), and Wilhelm Backhaus (1884). After him are Heinrich Göbel (1818), Gottfried Böhm (1920), Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736), Wolfgang Wagner (1919), Johann Arndt (1555), and Werner Jaeger (1888).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Horst Eckel ranks 32Before him are Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (1939), Niko Kovač (1971), Sepp Herberger (1897), Jens Lehmann (1969), Dettmar Cramer (1925), and Thomas Müller (1989). After him are Uli Stielike (1954), Oliver Bierhoff (1968), Bastian Schweinsteiger (1984), Klaus Fischer (1949), Jürgen Kohler (1965), and Toni Kroos (1990).