Karl Rappan

1905 - 1996

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Karl Rappan (26 September 1905 – 2 January 1996) was an Austrian footballer and coach. He played and managed mostly in Switzerland, where he won multiple titles. He had four tenures as coach of the Switzerland national team, which he managed in three World Cups, and is the all-time leader in matches won as coach of the Swiss team. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Rappan has received more than 50,841 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Karl Rappan is the 658th most popular soccer player (down from 588th in 2019), the 502nd most popular biography from Austria (down from 436th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Karl Rappan ranks 658 out of 16,880Before him are Hans Schäfer, Dixie Dean, Marco Reus, Marco Tardelli, Míchel, and Aad de Mos. After him are Kikuzo Kisaka, Antonio de la Cruz, Paul Gascoigne, Eric Abidal, Mario Gómez, and Shigeru Takahashi.

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Among people born in 1905, Karl Rappan ranks 110Before him are Jean Daniélou, Edgar Snow, Nihal Atsız, Hiroshi Inagaki, Jan Gies, and Wanda Wasilewska. After him are Frits Philips, Alexander Rodimtsev, Pierre Brasseur, Maria von Trapp, Gerhard Klopfer, and Louis Harold Gray. Among people deceased in 1996, Karl Rappan ranks 101Before him are Christopher Robin Milne, Gerry Mulligan, Hyman Minsky, Idries Shah, Leo Joseph Suenens, and Haing S. Ngor. After him are Ai Qing, Cao Yu, Jerry Siegel, Edison Denisov, Károly Grósz, and Muhammad al-Badr.

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Among people born in Austria, Karl Rappan ranks 502 out of 1,237Before him are Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria (1874), Franz Kutschera (1904), Brian Laudrup (1969), Leopold Auenbrugger (1722), Catherine of Austria, Duchess of Calabria (1295), and Richard Gerstl (1883). After him are August Eigruber (1907), Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger (1805), Hans Gross (1847), Othenio Abel (1875), Marianna Martines (1744), and Iuliu Maniu (1873).


Among soccer players born in Austria, Karl Rappan ranks 4Before him are Josef Bican (1913), Franz Binder (1911), and Brian Laudrup (1969). After him are Friedrich Koncilia (1948), Ernst Ocwirk (1926), Richard Kohn (1888), Rudolf Vytlačil (1912), Erich Probst (1927), David Alaba (1992), Karl Koller (1929), and Toni Polster (1964).