Per Mertesacker

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Per Mertesacker (German pronunciation: [ˈpeːɐ̯ ˈmɛɐ̯təsʔakɐ]; born 29 September 1984) is a German football coach and former professional player who played as a centre back. He is the current manager of the Arsenal Academy.Mertesacker began his senior career after being promoted from the youth ranks at Bundesliga club Hannover 96, making his senior league debut in November 2003. He was soon dubbed "the Defence Pole" ("die Abwehrlatte") by German tabloids, and gained a reputation for his exceptional disciplinary record, going 31 league games without being booked. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Per Mertesacker has received more than 1,809,153 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Per Mertesacker is the 1,652nd most popular soccer player (down from 1,433rd in 2019), the 3,397th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,656th in 2019) and the 123rd most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Per Mertesacker ranks 1,652 out of 16,923Before him are Ashley Young, Christian Eriksen, Juan Mata, Gabriel Calderón, Lakhdar Belloumi, and Jakub Błaszczykowski. After him are Titus Buberník, Beb Bakhuys, Roberto Ferreiro, Włodzimierz Smolarek, Zlatko Zahovič, and Ján Pivarník.

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Among people born in 1984, Per Mertesacker ranks 30Before him are Stephan Lichtsteiner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Burak Özçivit, Khloé Kardashian, Bob Morley, and Mathieu Valbuena. After him are Maxi López, Nigel de Jong, Pavel Durov, Milo Yiannopoulos, Lena Katina, and Indila.

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Among people born in Germany, Per Mertesacker ranks 3,397 out of 5,289Before him are Marcel Ophüls (1927), Emmanuel Scheffer (1924), Heinrich Martin Weber (1842), Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter (1733), Emanuel Geibel (1815), and Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (1818). After him are Rudolf Augstein (1923), Paul Reinecke (1872), Ellen Preis (1912), Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (1908), Anna Sophie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1670), and Prince Hermann of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1825).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Per Mertesacker ranks 123Before him are Klaus Fichtel (1944), Thorsten Fink (1967), Ludwig Goldbrunner (1908), Bernd Schneider (1973), Stanislaus Kobierski (1910), and Emmanuel Scheffer (1924). After him are Emre Can (1994), Otto Siffling (1912), Alfred Bickel (1918), Klaus Toppmöller (1951), Nuri Şahin (1988), and Roger Schmidt (1967).

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