Horst Szymaniak

1934 - 2009

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Horst "Schimmi" Szymaniak (29 August 1934 in Oer-Erkenschwick – 9 October 2009 in Melle) was a German footballer who played as a midfielder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horst Szymaniak has received more than 35,324 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Horst Szymaniak is the 1,189th most popular soccer player (up from 1,424th in 2019), the 2,997th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,121st in 2019) and the 86th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Horst Szymaniak ranks 1,189 out of 16,923Before him are Carvalho Leite, William Martínez, Hans Bauer, Miodrag Belodedici, Alfred Pfaff, and Bertil Nordahl. After him are Toni Polster, Yasuhiko Okudera, Santiago Solari, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Fabio Grosso, and Angelo Peruzzi.

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Among people born in 1934, Horst Szymaniak ranks 204Before him are Darlene Conley, Ian Richardson, Shirley Jones, Carmelo Simeone, Susan George, and Pierre Barouh. After him are Zequinha, Gyoji Matsumoto, Juraj Herz, Manfred Wörner, Richard Swinburne, and Julio Jiménez. Among people deceased in 2009, Horst Szymaniak ranks 145Before him are Kazumi Takada, Hildegard Behrens, Giovanni Arrighi, Willy Ronis, Lyudmila Zykina, and Savka Dabčević-Kučar. After him are Zequinha, Natalya Estemirova, Dom DeLuise, Béla Király, Adolf Merckle, and Peter Shirayanagi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Horst Szymaniak ranks 2,997 out of 5,289Before him are Gisela of Burgundy (950), Alfred Pfaff (1926), Jean Dufresne (1829), Ursula Kuczynski (1907), Gerd Faltings (1954), and Aribert Reimann (1936). After him are Vincent Lübeck (1654), Adolf II, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1883), Karl-Heinz Riedle (1965), Kurt Aland (1915), Georg Eberhard Rumphius (1627), and Prince George, Duke of Cambridge (1819).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Horst Szymaniak ranks 86Before him are Hannes Löhr (1942), Horst Köppel (1948), Winfried Schäfer (1950), Mats Hummels (1988), Hans Bauer (1927), and Alfred Pfaff (1926). After him are Karl-Heinz Riedle (1965), Michael Rummenigge (1964), Hans Cieslarczyk (1937), İlhan Mansız (1975), Roman Weidenfeller (1980), and Hansi Müller (1957).