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Karl-Heinz Schnellinger

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Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (born 31 March 1939) is a German former footballer who played as a defender. An athletic and hard-tackling player, with a strong physique, he was nicknamed the "Volkswagen" for his continuity of performance, both in quantity and in quality, and for his versatility; indeed, although he was usually deployed as a full-back, he was capable of playing anywhere along the back, and could also play as a centre-back, as a sweeper, or even as a defensive midfielder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl-Heinz Schnellinger has received more than 192,287 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Karl-Heinz Schnellinger is the 279th most popular soccer player (down from 221st in 2019), the 1,453rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,127th in 2019) and the 26th most popular German Soccer Player.

Karl-Heinz Schnellinger is most famous for being a German footballer who played as a defender and midfielder. He played for Bayern Munich, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and the German national team. He is the only player to have won the European Championship with three different teams.

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Among soccer players, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger ranks 279 out of 16,880Before him are Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Lilian Thuram, Megumu Tamura, Xabi Alonso, Kylian Mbappé, and Hisataka Okamoto. After him are Lorenzo Buffon, Niko Kovač, Hernán Crespo, Sepp Herberger, Hirokazu Ninomiya, and Junji Nishikawa.

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Among people born in 1939, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger ranks 89Before him are John Sculley, Richard Serra, Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Lee Majors, Leland H. Hartwell, and Amancio Amaro. After him are Guntis Ulmanis, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Lily Tomlin, Daniel C. Tsui, and Scott McKenzie.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger ranks 1,453 out of 6,142Before him are Henry of Latvia (1187), Fritz Bayerlein (1899), Christoph Cellarius (1638), Franz, Duke of Bavaria (1933), Franz Gürtner (1881), and Elke Sommer (1940). After him are Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Brandenburg (1597), Georg Kerschensteiner (1854), Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1572), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria (1319), and Niko Kovač (1971).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger ranks 26Before him are Mesut Özil (1988), Helmut Haller (1939), Bert Trautmann (1923), Andreas Brehme (1960), Thomas Tuchel (1973), and Jupp Derwall (1927). After him are Niko Kovač (1971), Sepp Herberger (1897), Jens Lehmann (1969), Dettmar Cramer (1925), Thomas Müller (1989), and Horst Eckel (1932).