Matthias Sindelar

1903 - 1939

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Matthias Sindelar (German: [maˈtiːas ˈʃɪndəlaːɐ̯]; 10 February 1903 – 23 January 1939) was an Austrian professional footballer. Regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time, Sindelar played for Austria Wien and the Austrian national team. He played as a centre-forward for the celebrated Austrian national side of the early 1930s that became known as the Wunderteam, which he captained at the 1934 World Cup. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthias Sindelar has received more than 183,713 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Matthias Sindelar is the 82nd most popular soccer player (down from 63rd in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 46th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Czech Soccer Player.

Matthias Sindelar was a Czechoslovakian footballer who was the captain of the Czechoslovakia national team. He is most famous for scoring the first ever goal in the World Cup, which was in 1930.

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Among soccer players, Matthias Sindelar ranks 82 out of 16,923Before him are Silvio Piola, Gianni Rivera, Alcides Ghiggia, Oleg Blokhin, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, and Franco Baresi. After him are Quique Setién, Francesco Totti, Denis Law, Richard Møller Nielsen, Gianluigi Buffon, and Nándor Hidegkuti.

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Among people born in 1903, Matthias Sindelar ranks 40Before him are Maud Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, Irène Némirovsky, Mustafa Barzani, Fahri Korutürk, and Igor Kurchatov. After him are Tunku Abdul Rahman, Claudio Arrau, Eliot Ness, Bruno Bettelheim, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, and Julius Fučík. Among people deceased in 1939, Matthias Sindelar ranks 17Before him are Anton Makarenko, Douglas Fairbanks, Edward Sapir, Karl Radek, Philipp Scheidemann, and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl. After him are Ferdinand von Lindemann, Anthony Fokker, Antonio Machado, Alexander Yegorov, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, and Otto Rank.

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Among people born in Czechia, Matthias Sindelar ranks 76 out of 839Before him are Jerome of Prague (1379), Adalbert of Prague (955), Milada Horáková (1901), George of Poděbrady (1420), Alois Senefelder (1771), and Johann Palisa (1848). After him are Antonín Novotný (1904), Bonne of Luxembourg (1315), Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), Eugen Böhm von Bawerk (1851), Maria Christina of Austria (1858), and Joseph Maria Olbrich (1867).


Among soccer players born in Czechia, Matthias Sindelar ranks 3Before him are Josef Masopust (1931) and Antonín Panenka (1948). After him are Oldřich Nejedlý (1909), Pavel Nedvěd (1972), František Plánička (1904), Sigfried Held (1942), Antonín Puč (1907), Ivo Viktor (1942), Jan Koller (1973), Petr Čech (1982), and Zdeněk Zeman (1947).