Robert Enke

1977 - 2009

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Robert Enke (24 August 1977 – 10 November 2009) was a German professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He played for Mönchengladbach, Benfica, and Barcelona, but made most of his appearances for Bundesliga side Hannover 96 in his homeland. He won eight full international caps for the Germany national team between the 1999 Confederations Cup and his death in 2009, and was part of the squad which finished as runners-up in Euro 2008. Enke died by suicide on the evening of 10 November 2009. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Enke has received more than 1,392,273 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Robert Enke is the 530th most popular soccer player (up from 697th in 2019), the 1,813th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,397th in 2019) and the 46th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Robert Enke ranks 530 out of 21,273Before him are Carlos José Castilho, Frank de Boer, Karl Rappan, Jack Charlton, Gerard Piqué, and Nevio Scala. After him are Burhan Sargun, Ubaldo Fillol, Jean Djorkaeff, Víctor Valdés, Hervé Renard, and Erwin Koeman.

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Among people born in 1977, Robert Enke ranks 30Before him are Michael Fassbender, Mette Frederiksen, Mark van Bommel, Hidetoshi Nakata, Brittany Murphy, and Tarja Turunen. After him are Luca Toni, Kanye West, Sarah Wayne Callies, Antonio Di Natale, Chris Martin, and Katheryn Winnick. Among people deceased in 2009, Robert Enke ranks 77Before him are Philip José Farmer, Oleg Yankovsky, Kim Peek, Brittany Murphy, Luís Cabral, and Meir Amit. After him are Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Tavo Burat, Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Tomohiko Ikoma, Augusto Boal, and Lino Lacedelli.

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Among people born in Germany, Robert Enke ranks 1,813 out of 7,253Before him are Herbert Kappler (1907), Adolf Bastian (1826), Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1818), Johann Gottfried Walther (1684), William III, Landgrave of Thuringia (1425), and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1772). After him are Miguel, Duke of Braganza (1853), Johann Arndt (1555), Kathrine Switzer (1947), Elke Sommer (1940), Hermann Weingärtner (1864), and Hans F. K. Günther (1891).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Robert Enke ranks 46Before him are Hans-Peter Briegel (1955), Marco Reus (1989), Klaus Fischer (1949), Hans Schäfer (1927), Max Morlock (1925), and Jürgen Kohler (1965). After him are Guido Buchwald (1961), Rainer Bonhof (1952), Niko Kovač (1971), Manfred Kaltz (1953), Bernd Hölzenbein (1946), and Klaus Augenthaler (1957).