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 most notably played for Benfica and Barcelona, but made the majority of his appearances for Bundesliga side Hannover 96 in his homeland.He won eight full international caps for the German 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. On the evening of 10 November 2009, Enke died by suicide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Enke has received more than 905,111 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Robert Enke is the 813th most popular soccer player (up from 977th in 2019), the 2,494th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,395th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Robert Enke ranks 813 out of 16,923Before him are Jordi Cruyff, Tore Keller, Marc Wilmots, Ferenc Plattkó, Boris Gaganelov, and Ivan Rakitić. After him are Carlos Romero, Sergio Goycochea, David Silva, Domingos da Guia, Sergio Busquets, and Hiroshi Katayama.

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Among people born in 1977, Robert Enke ranks 31Before him are Gianluca Zambrotta, Mark van Bommel, Chris Martin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mette Frederiksen, and Maryam Mirzakhani. After him are Antonio Di Natale, Milo Ventimiglia, Tom Welling, Edward Furlong, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Daddy Yankee. Among people deceased in 2009, Robert Enke ranks 117Before him are Ryuzo Hiraki, Pierre Harmel, Tayeb Salih, Pierre Gamarra, Konstantin Feoktistov, and Francisco Ayala. After him are Stephen Toulmin, Henry Allingham, Armen Takhtajan, Allen Klein, John Hughes, and Eric Woolfson.

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Among people born in Germany, Robert Enke ranks 2,494 out of 5,289Before him are Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (1752), Ewald Hering (1834), Johann Homann (1664), Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann (1743), Konrad von Jungingen (1355), and Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1792). After him are Ludwig Rellstab (1799), Hermann Tilke (1954), Ferdinand David (1810), Wilhelm Leibl (1844), Henry Koster (1905), and Marco Reus (1989).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Robert Enke ranks 63Before him are Andreas Möller (1967), Klaus Allofs (1956), Toni Turek (1919), Lothar Emmerich (1941), Erich Ribbeck (1937), and Horst-Dieter Höttges (1943). After him are Marco Reus (1989), Hennes Weisweiler (1919), Klaus Augenthaler (1957), Christoph Daum (1953), Sami Khedira (1987), and Kevin-Prince Boateng (1987).