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Paul Breitner

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Paul Breitner (German pronunciation: [ˈpaʊ̯l ˈbʁaɪ̯tnɐ]; born 5 September 1951) is a German former professional footballer who played as a midfielder and left-back. Considered one of the best players of his era, Breitner was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Time Team and in 2004, he was named one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers as part of FIFA's 100th anniversary celebration.Breitner was capped 48 times for West Germany and was an integral part of the team that won the 1974 FIFA World Cup, scoring in the final. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Breitner has received more than 681,722 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Paul Breitner is the 104th most popular soccer player (down from 68th in 2019), the 760th most popular biography from Germany (down from 594th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Soccer Player.

Paul Breitner is most famous for being a German football player. He was a member of the West German team that won the 1974 World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Paul Breitner ranks 104 out of 16,880Before him are Fritz Walter, Zoltán Czibor, José Nasazzi, Oleg Blokhin, Peter Schmeichel, and Paulo Roberto Falcão. After him are Jürgen Klinsmann, Zito, César Luis Menotti, Alcides Ghiggia, Thierry Henry, and Uwe Seeler.

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Among people born in 1951, Paul Breitner ranks 25Before him are Michael Keaton, Claudio Ranieri, Tommy Hilfiger, Juan Manuel Santos, Mark Hamill, and Jane Seymour. After him are Traian Băsescu, Bob Geldof, Anjelica Huston, Gordon Brown, Kathryn Bigelow, and Chris Rea.

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Among people born in Germany, Paul Breitner ranks 760 out of 6,142Before him are Walther Wenck (1900), Paul Blobel (1894), Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (1735), Ernst Chain (1906), Maria of Yugoslavia (1900), and Bettina von Arnim (1785). After him are Anselm Kiefer (1945), Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), Wilhelm Hauff (1802), and Peter Weiss (1916).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Paul Breitner ranks 7Before him are Gerd Müller (1945), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), Lothar Matthäus (1961), Oliver Kahn (1969), and Fritz Walter (1920). After him are Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Uwe Seeler (1936), Rudi Völler (1960), Felix Magath (1953), Berti Vogts (1946), and Günter Netzer (1944).