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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. He is currently the manager of Bundesliga club VFL Wolfsburg.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 2,263,943 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Niko Kovač is the 281st most popular soccer player (up from 441st in 2019), the 1,459th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,656th in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Niko Kovač ranks 281 out of 16,880Before him are Megumu Tamura, Xabi Alonso, Kylian Mbappé, Hisataka Okamoto, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, and Lorenzo Buffon. After him are Hernán Crespo, Sepp Herberger, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Junji Nishikawa, Obdulio Varela, and Kiyonosuke Marutani.

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Among people born in 1971, Niko Kovač ranks 22Before him are Lance Armstrong, Ewan McGregor, Ricky Martin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vitali Klitschko, and Sacha Baron Cohen. After him are Pete Sampras, Kim Jong-nam, Unai Emery, Jari Litmanen, Henrik Larsson, and Andy Whitfield.

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Among people born in Germany, Niko Kovač ranks 1,459 out of 6,142Before him are Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (1939), Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Brandenburg (1597), Georg Kerschensteiner (1854), Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1572), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), and Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria (1319). After him are Wolfram Sievers (1905), Sepp Herberger (1897), Anne Wiazemsky (1947), Hans Speidel (1897), Karl Korsch (1886), and Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1736).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Niko Kovač ranks 27Before him are Helmut Haller (1939), Bert Trautmann (1923), Andreas Brehme (1960), Thomas Tuchel (1973), Jupp Derwall (1927), and Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (1939). After him are Sepp Herberger (1897), Jens Lehmann (1969), Dettmar Cramer (1925), Thomas Müller (1989), Horst Eckel (1932), and Uli Stielike (1954).