Sepp Herberger

1897 - 1977

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Josef "Sepp" Herberger (28 March 1897 – 28 April 1977) was a German football player and manager. He is most famous for being the manager of the West Germany national team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup final, a match later dubbed The Miracle of Bern, defeating the overwhelming favourites from Hungary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sepp Herberger has received more than 215,306 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Sepp Herberger is the 347th most popular soccer player (down from 282nd in 2019), the 1,416th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,461st in 2019) and the 31st most popular German Soccer Player.

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Over the past year Sepp Herberger has had the most page views in the with 108,236 views, followed by English (27,976), and Spanish (6,746). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latvian (131.56%), Malagasy (120.72%), and Belarusian (45.77%)


Among soccer players, Sepp Herberger ranks 347 out of 21,273Before him are Marco Materazzi, Emmanuel Petit, Mauro Ramos, Kiyonosuke Marutani, Toni Kroos, and Youri Djorkaeff. After him are Telê Santana, Petr Čech, Artur Jorge, Helmut Schön, Hideo Sakai, and Jürgen Grabowski.

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Among people born in 1897, Sepp Herberger ranks 72Before him are Karl Löwith, Hans Baur, Sidney Bechet, Adolf Heusinger, Mukhtar Auezov, and Thornton Wilder. After him are Philippe Soupault, Károly Kerényi, Jean Epstein, Virginia Henderson, Winifred Wagner, and Hans Speidel. Among people deceased in 1977, Sepp Herberger ranks 47Before him are Olave Baden-Powell, Oskar Morgenstern, Naum Gabo, Modibo Keïta, Kamal Jumblatt, and Lee Miller. After him are Stephen Boyd, Jan Patočka, Leopold Stokowski, Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Bruno Streckenbach, and A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Sepp Herberger ranks 1,416 out of 7,253Before him are Joachim Sauer (1949), Marie-Louise von Franz (1915), Bernt Notke (1435), Brigitte Helm (1906), Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806), and Tarkan (1972). After him are Ralf Rangnick (1958), Hartmann Schedel (1440), Hartmann von Aue (1160), Eduard Spranger (1882), Johann Kuhnau (1660), and Michael Wolgemut (1434).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Sepp Herberger ranks 31Before him are Thomas Müller (1989), Jens Lehmann (1969), Uli Stielike (1954), Sepp Piontek (1940), Dettmar Cramer (1925), and Toni Kroos (1990). After him are Helmut Schön (1915), Jürgen Grabowski (1944), Jupp Derwall (1927), Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (1948), Ottmar Walter (1924), and Philipp Lahm (1983).