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Olaf Thon

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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 180,793 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Olaf Thon is the 2,706th most popular soccer player (down from 2,233rd in 2019), the 4,264th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,677th in 2019) and the 173rd most popular German Soccer Player.

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  • 45.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.85

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  • 3.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Olaf Thon ranks 2,706 out of 16,880Before him are Thadée Cisowski, Vladimir Maslachenko, Jaú, Joe Hart, Ángel Cabrera, and Halil Altıntop. After him are Ted Drake, Isidoro Sota, Ludovico Avio, Hans Cieslarczyk, Bruno Giordano, and Benedikt Höwedes.

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Among people born in 1966, Olaf Thon ranks 197Before him are Dan Schneider, Chiaki Yamada, Omar Souleyman, Luis Milla, Miljenko Jergović, and Tihomir Orešković. After him are Femke Halsema, Marian Lupu, Tim Sköld, Harri Rovanperä, Lochlyn Munro, and Jorge González.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Olaf Thon ranks 4,264 out of 6,142Before him are Johannes Rebmann (1820), Johann Mühlegg (1970), Curt Backeberg (1894), LeVar Burton (1957), Martin Hoffmann (1955), and Halil Altıntop (1982). After him are Johann Jakob Heckel (1790), Hans Cieslarczyk (1937), Franziskus von Bettinger (1850), Benedikt Höwedes (1988), Roland Grapow (1959), and Hermann Harms (1870).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Olaf Thon ranks 173Before him are Jupp Kapellmann (1949), Emmanuel Scheffer (1924), Georg Buschner (1925), Heinz Strehl (1938), Martin Hoffmann (1955), and Halil Altıntop (1982). After him are Hans Cieslarczyk (1937), Benedikt Höwedes (1988), Alfred Kelbassa (1925), Carsten Jancker (1974), Mario Basler (1968), and Emre Can (1994).