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Matthias Sindelar

1903 - 1939

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Matthias Sindelar (German: [maˈtiːas ˈʃɪndəlaːɐ̯], Czech: Matěj Šindelář; 10 February 1903 – 23 January 1939) was an Austrian professional footballer. Regarded as one of the greatest Austrian players of all time, Sindelar notably played for Austria Vienna and the national side. 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 241,515 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Matthias Sindelar is the 69th most popular soccer player (up from 82nd in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Czechia (up from 76th 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 69 out of 16,880Before him are Arthur Friedenreich, Bobby Moore, Carlos Queiroz, Gianni Rivera, Mario Kempes, and Silvio Piola. After him are Gheorghe Hagi, Gianluigi Buffon, Nándor Hidegkuti, Gabriel Batistuta, Hristo Stoichkov, and Leônidas.

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Among people born in 1903, Matthias Sindelar ranks 36Before him are Hans Jonas, The French Angel, Bing Crosby, Fahri Korutürk, Hugo Theorell, and Raymond Queneau. After him are Igor Kurchatov, Eliot Ness, Tunku Abdul Rahman, George Beadle, Georg Elser, and Julius Fučík. Among people deceased in 1939, Matthias Sindelar ranks 16Before him are Werner von Fritsch, Edward Sapir, Anton Makarenko, Philipp Scheidemann, Karl Radek, and Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll. After him are Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Antonio Machado, Alexander Yegorov, Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, Ferdinand von Lindemann, and Louis Wain.

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Among people born in Czechia, Matthias Sindelar ranks 71 out of 973Before him are Peter Grünberg (1939), Karl Kraus (1874), Max Wertheimer (1880), Bonne of Luxembourg (1315), František Kupka (1871), and Věra Čáslavská (1942). After him are Jerome of Prague (1379), Jan Masaryk (1886), Kurt Knispel (1921), Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), Jaroslav Seifert (1901), and Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896).


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