Stefan Effenberg

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Stefan Effenberg (German pronunciation: [ˈʃtɛfan ˈʔɛfn̩bɛʁk]; born 2 August 1968) is a German former footballer who most recently acted as sporting director for KFC Uerdingen 05. A central midfielder, he was known for his leadership skills, passing range, shooting ability, and physical strength, but was also a temperamental and controversial character.In the Bundesliga alone – where he represented Bayern Munich most notably, in six seasons and in two different spells – Effenberg collected 109 yellow cards, an all-time record at the time of his retirement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stefan Effenberg has received more than 603,615 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Stefan Effenberg is the 694th most popular soccer player (up from 866th in 2019), the 2,263rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,299th in 2019) and the 54th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Stefan Effenberg ranks 694 out of 16,923Before him are Jacques Simon, Yukio Shimomura, Masashi Watanabe, Julio Salinas, Norio Yoshimizu, and Enrique Guaita. After him are Joachim Streich, Akiko Hayakawa, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Jürgen Sparwasser, Marc Overmars, and Theodor Wagner.

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Among people born in 1968, Stefan Effenberg ranks 49Before him are Mathias Rust, Terry Crews, Thom Yorke, DJ BoBo, Toni Kukoč, and Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein. After him are Chris McCandless, Aidan Gillen, Larry Sanger, Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, Gary Coleman, and Helena Christensen.

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Among people born in Germany, Stefan Effenberg ranks 2,263 out of 5,289Before him are Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen (1202), Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt (1794), Peter Högl (1897), Berthold, Duke of Merania (1153), Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe (1871), and Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg (1735). After him are Heinrich Hoffmann (1809), Joachim Streich (1951), Alexander Kluge (1932), Johann Froben (1460), Princess Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach (1682), and Jürgen Sparwasser (1948).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Stefan Effenberg ranks 54Before him are Philipp Lahm (1983), Guido Buchwald (1961), Toni Kroos (1990), Mario Gómez (1985), Bodo Illgner (1967), and Rainer Bonhof (1952). After him are Joachim Streich (1951), Jürgen Sparwasser (1948), Andreas Möller (1967), Klaus Allofs (1956), Toni Turek (1919), and Lothar Emmerich (1941).