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Lothar Matthäus

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Lothar Herbert Matthäus (German pronunciation: [ˈloːtaʁ maˈtɛːʊs] (listen); born 21 March 1961) is a German football pundit and former professional player and manager. After captaining West Germany to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup where he lifted the World Cup trophy, he was awarded the Ballon d'Or. In 1991, he was named the first FIFA World Player of the Year, and remains the only German to have received the award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lothar Matthäus has received more than 3,382,218 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Lothar Matthäus is the 41st most popular soccer player (down from 36th in 2019), the 414th most popular biography from Germany (down from 397th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Soccer Player.

Lothar Matthäus is most famous for being a German football player and manager. He played in the German Bundesliga for Bayern Munich, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and 1. FC Köln, and was captain of the West German national team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the European Championship in 1980.

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Among soccer players, Lothar Matthäus ranks 41 out of 16,880Before him are Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Mircea Lucescu, Ronaldinho, Josef Masopust, László Kubala, and Zlatan Ibrahimović. After him are Roberto Baggio, Antonín Panenka, Paolo Maldini, Ronaldo, Flórián Albert, and Ruud Gullit.

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Among people born in 1961, Lothar Matthäus ranks 6Before him are Barack Obama, Diana, Princess of Wales, Ilham Aliyev, George Clooney, and Stephen Hillenburg. After him are Michael J. Fox, Nadia Comăneci, Eddie Murphy, Enya, Bill de Blasio, and Carl Lewis.

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Among people born in Germany, Lothar Matthäus ranks 414 out of 6,142Before him are Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Regiomontanus (1436), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Christian V of Denmark (1646), and Erwin Panofsky (1892). After him are Friedrich Bessel (1784), Julius von Mayer (1814), Frederica of Hanover (1917), Caroline of Baden (1776), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), and Hans Krebs (1898).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Lothar Matthäus ranks 4Before him are Gerd Müller (1945), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955). After him are Oliver Kahn (1969), Fritz Walter (1920), Paul Breitner (1951), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Uwe Seeler (1936), Rudi Völler (1960), Felix Magath (1953), and Berti Vogts (1946).