Olaf Thon

1966 - Today

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Olaf Thon (born 1 May 1966) is a German former professional football player and coach. Mainly a central midfielder, Thon's 19-year professional career was solely associated to Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich, having amassed more than 500 official games and 100 goals for both combined. Later in his career, Thon played as a sweeper. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olaf Thon has received more than 132,379 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Olaf Thon is the 2,235th most popular soccer player (up from 2,827th in 2019), the 3,679th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,047th in 2019) and the 157th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Olaf Thon ranks 2,235 out of 16,923Before him are David Ospina, Sven Jacobsson, Periko Alonso, Christian Poulsen, Günter Bernard, and Miloš Krasić. After him are Jan Diddens, Manga, Romeu Pellicciari, Guillermo Eizaguirre, Ferenc Sipos, and Jan Heintze.

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Among people born in 1966, Olaf Thon ranks 153Before him are Benedicta Boccoli, Jonathan Edwards, Ben Miller, Bennett Miller, Dan Schneider, and Jörgen Persson. After him are James Gunn, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Douglas G. Hurley, Antoine Fuqua, Leon Lai, and Lochlyn Munro.

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Among people born in Germany, Olaf Thon ranks 3,679 out of 5,289Before him are Manfred Burgsmüller (1949), Kurt Maetzig (1911), Michael May (1934), Selma Ergeç (1978), Günter Bernard (1939), and Julius Döpfner (1913). After him are Gerhard Lamprecht (1897), Sheryl Lee (1967), Georg Calixtus (1586), Curt Siodmak (1902), Moritz Bleibtreu (1971), and Theodor Curtius (1857).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Olaf Thon ranks 157Before him are Bernard Dietz (1948), Thomas Berthold (1964), Wolfgang Dremmler (1954), Jupp Kapellmann (1949), Manfred Burgsmüller (1949), and Günter Bernard (1939). After him are Bernd Patzke (1943), Thomas Linke (1969), İlkay Gündoğan (1990), Ümit Davala (1973), Rudi Assauer (1944), and Ernst Albrecht (1907).