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 which 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 142,873 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Sepp Herberger is the 286th most popular soccer player (down from 275th in 2019), the 1,318th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,302nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Sepp Herberger ranks 286 out of 16,923Before him are Michiyo Taki, Junji Kawano, Ryuzo Shimizu, Masafumi Hara, Shunichi Kumai, and José Santamaría. After him are Takashi Kano, Antonio Carbajal, Willy van de Kerkhof, Peter Shilton, Robert Lewandowski, and Franck Ribéry.

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Among people born in 1897, Sepp Herberger ranks 67Before him are Philippe Soupault, Theodor Busse, Hans Speidel, Vito Genovese, Thornton Wilder, and Karl Löwith. After him are Benjamin Lee Whorf, Jean Epstein, Johann Rattenhuber, Fredric March, Douglas Sirk, and Emil Maurice. Among people deceased in 1977, Sepp Herberger ranks 46Before him are Abdel Halim Hafez, Steve Biko, Modibo Keïta, Clementine Churchill, Lee Miller, and Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Oskar Morgenstern, Paul Desmond, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Jim Thompson, Kamal Jumblatt, and Olave Baden-Powell.

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Among people born in Germany, Sepp Herberger ranks 1,318 out of 5,289Before him are Hans Scharoun (1893), Princess Alexandrine of Prussia (1803), Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (1661), George, Duke of Saxony (1471), Max Immelmann (1890), and Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1732). After him are Johann Eck (1486), Johann Arndt (1555), Elisabeth of the Palatinate (1618), Gustav Noske (1868), Albrecht Penck (1858), and Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1680).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Sepp Herberger ranks 24Before him are Felix Magath (1953), Michael Ballack (1976), Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (1939), Andreas Brehme (1960), Jupp Derwall (1927), and Helmut Haller (1939). After him are Jens Lehmann (1969), Dettmar Cramer (1925), Manuel Neuer (1986), Uli Stielike (1954), Oliver Bierhoff (1968), and Thomas Tuchel (1973).