Paul Breitner

1951 - Today

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Paul Breitner (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 was named by Pelé one of the top 125 greatest living footballers at a FIFA Awards ceremony in 2004. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Breitner has received more than 493,991 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Paul Breitner is the 68th most popular soccer player (up from 117th in 2019), the 594th most popular biography from Germany (up from 799th in 2019) and the 6th 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 68 out of 16,923Before him are Miguel Muñoz, Radomir Antić, Guillermo Stábile, Roberto Carlos, Rob Rensenbrink, and Roger Milla. After him are Oliver Kahn, Helenio Herrera, Gordon Banks, Rivaldo, Fritz Walter, and Eric Cantona.

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Among people born in 1951, Paul Breitner ranks 19Before him are Santiago Calatrava, Bonnie Tyler, Romina Power, Michael Keaton, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Claudio Ranieri. After him are Mark Hamill, Karekin II, Tommy Hilfiger, Gordon Brown, Juan Manuel Santos, and Aslan Maskhadov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Paul Breitner ranks 594 out of 5,289Before him are Till Lindemann (1963), Karl Gebhardt (1897), August Macke (1887), Max Liebermann (1847), Klaus Meine (1948), and Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1629). After him are Hedwig of Silesia (1174), Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750), Oliver Kahn (1969), Anneliese Michel (1952), Roman Herzog (1934), and Elisabeth of Wied (1843).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Paul Breitner ranks 6Before him are Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Gerd Müller (1945), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), Lothar Matthäus (1961), and Uwe Seeler (1936). After him are Oliver Kahn (1969), Fritz Walter (1920), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Rudi Völler (1960), Berti Vogts (1946), and Harald Schumacher (1954).