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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 German 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 185,598 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Sepp Herberger is the 283rd most popular soccer player (up from 286th in 2019), the 1,461st most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,318th in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Sepp Herberger ranks 283 out of 16,880Before him are Kylian Mbappé, Hisataka Okamoto, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Lorenzo Buffon, Niko Kovač, and Hernán Crespo. After him are Hirokazu Ninomiya, Junji Nishikawa, Obdulio Varela, Kiyonosuke Marutani, Diego Forlán, and Erwin Koeman.

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Among people born in 1897, Sepp Herberger ranks 73Before him are Sidney Bechet, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Judith Anderson, Jean Epstein, Thornton Wilder, and Philippe Soupault. After him are Hans Speidel, Mukhtar Auezov, Ana Aslan, Johann Rattenhuber, Károly Kerényi, and Maria Valtorta. Among people deceased in 1977, Sepp Herberger ranks 47Before him are Stephen Boyd, Abdel Halim Hafez, John Dickson Carr, Modibo Keïta, Oskar Morgenstern, and Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Paul Desmond, Leopold Stokowski, Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Marc Bolan, Hamida Djandoubi, and A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

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Among people born in Germany, Sepp Herberger ranks 1,461 out of 6,142Before him are Georg Kerschensteiner (1854), Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1572), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria (1319), Niko Kovač (1971), and Wolfram Sievers (1905). After him are Anne Wiazemsky (1947), Hans Speidel (1897), Karl Korsch (1886), Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1736), Jens Lehmann (1969), and Princess Elisabeth of Saxony (1830).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Sepp Herberger ranks 28Before him are Bert Trautmann (1923), Andreas Brehme (1960), Thomas Tuchel (1973), Jupp Derwall (1927), Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (1939), and Niko Kovač (1971). After him are Jens Lehmann (1969), Dettmar Cramer (1925), Thomas Müller (1989), Horst Eckel (1932), Uli Stielike (1954), and Oliver Bierhoff (1968).