Rainer Bonhof

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Rainer Bonhof (born 29 March 1952 in Emmerich am Rhein, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a former German footballer, who played as a defensive midfielder or wing-back, but who was known for his occasional bursts upfield and his fierce shot. He was a key player for the 1974 West Germany side that won the World Cup (defeating the Netherlands 2–1 in the final, where he provided the assist to the winning goal). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rainer Bonhof has received more than 126,776 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Rainer Bonhof is the 687th most popular soccer player (up from 703rd in 2019), the 2,253rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,089th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Rainer Bonhof ranks 687 out of 16,923Before him are Hidemaro Watanabe, Fernando Morientes, Bodo Illgner, Alfredo Foni, Daigoro Kondo, and Ove Kindvall. After him are Jacques Simon, Yukio Shimomura, Masashi Watanabe, Julio Salinas, Norio Yoshimizu, and Enrique Guaita.

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Among people born in 1952, Rainer Bonhof ranks 120Before him are Jacques Audiard, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Nora Miao, Vladislav Tretiak, Sergio Marchionne, and Chazz Palminteri. After him are Nikolai Andrianov, Chuck Lorre, Rishi Kapoor, Dirceu, Liz Mitchell, and Abbas al-Musawi.

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Among people born in Germany, Rainer Bonhof ranks 2,253 out of 5,289Before him are Stephen the Posthumous (1236), Martin Walser (1927), Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1882), Hans Thoma (1839), Katarina Witt (1965), and George Dzundza (1945). After him are Adolf Kussmaul (1822), Horst Sindermann (1915), Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1577), Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen (1202), Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt (1794), and Peter Högl (1897).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Rainer Bonhof ranks 53Before him are Manfred Kaltz (1953), Philipp Lahm (1983), Guido Buchwald (1961), Toni Kroos (1990), Mario Gómez (1985), and Bodo Illgner (1967). After him are Stefan Effenberg (1968), Joachim Streich (1951), Jürgen Sparwasser (1948), Andreas Möller (1967), Klaus Allofs (1956), and Toni Turek (1919).