Niko Kovač

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Niko Kovač (Croatian pronunciation: [nǐːko kǒʋaːtʃ, – kô-]; born 15 October 1971) is a Croatian professional football coach and former player who is the manager of Ligue 1 club Monaco. Kovač was the long-standing captain of the Croatia national team until his retirement from international football in January 2009. A defensive midfielder who was known for his excellent passing and tackling skills, Kovač was, at the time of his retirement, the oldest player in the Croatian squad and had captained them at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niko Kovač has received more than 1,976,100 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Niko Kovač is the 441st most popular soccer player (down from 287th in 2019), the 1,656th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,331st in 2019) and the 34th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Niko Kovač ranks 441 out of 16,923Before him are Klaus Fischer, Robinho, Rihei Sano, Jenő Buzánszky, Leonel Sánchez, and Jorge Jesus. After him are Masanobu Izumi, Misao Tamai, Pablo Dorado, Carlos Tevez, Guti, and Kakuichi Mimura.

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Among people born in 1971, Niko Kovač ranks 27Before him are Selena, Jari Litmanen, Sofia Coppola, Hakan Şükür, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Martin Freeman. After him are Claire Forlani, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Henrik Larsson, Unai Emery, Pete Sampras, and Ricky Martin.

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Among people born in Germany, Niko Kovač ranks 1,656 out of 5,289Before him are Gerberga of Saxony (913), Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine (1809), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1783), Anne Wiazemsky (1947), and Gotthold Eisenstein (1823). After him are Albert Speer (1934), Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1671), Johannes Steinhoff (1913), Georg Kaiser (1878), Edmund Landau (1877), and Wilhelm Zaisser (1893).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Niko Kovač ranks 34Before him are Uli Stielike (1954), Oliver Bierhoff (1968), Thomas Tuchel (1973), Jürgen Grabowski (1944), Horst Hrubesch (1951), and Klaus Fischer (1949). After him are Ottmar Walter (1924), Hans-Peter Briegel (1955), Bastian Schweinsteiger (1984), Thomas Müller (1989), Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (1948), and Max Morlock (1925).