Thomas Linke

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Thomas Linke (born 26 December 1969) is a retired German professional footballer who played as a central defender who last worked as the director of football of FC Ingolstadt 04. Linke was remembered as a hard-nosed tackler with tremendous heading ability, and played in 13 Bundesliga seasons in representation of Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich, totalling 340 games. Having gained his first cap for Germany in his late 20s, Linke went on to represent the nation in one World Cup and one European Championship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Linke has received more than 124,472 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Thomas Linke is the 2,295th most popular soccer player (up from 2,601st in 2019), the 3,703rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,993rd in 2019) and the 159th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Thomas Linke ranks 2,295 out of 16,923Before him are Eduard Mudrik, Yannick Carrasco, Erich Srbek, Samir Handanović, Benito Lorenzi, and Pavol Biroš. After him are Alejandro Villanueva, José Perácio, Franz Cisar, Iván de la Peña, Pedro Cubilla, and Željko Matuš.

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Among people born in 1969, Thomas Linke ranks 181Before him are Jakob Dylan, Jay Kay, Dacian Cioloș, Wyclef Jean, Michael Kelly, and Jimmy Morales. After him are Pierluigi Casiraghi, Jintara Poonlarp, Melinda Clarke, D. B. Woodside, Louis Aliot, and Muriel Barbery.

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Among people born in Germany, Thomas Linke ranks 3,703 out of 5,289Before him are Peter Armbruster (1931), Adolf Brand (1874), Cuno Hoffmeister (1892), Johann Gottfried Seume (1763), Wolfgang Hildesheimer (1916), and Ossi Oswalda (1897). After him are Jawed Karim (1979), İlkay Gündoğan (1990), Ümit Davala (1973), Gerhard Rohlfs (1892), Oliver Shanti (1948), and Alfred Bohrmann (1904).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Thomas Linke ranks 159Before him are Wolfgang Dremmler (1954), Jupp Kapellmann (1949), Manfred Burgsmüller (1949), Günter Bernard (1939), Olaf Thon (1966), and Bernd Patzke (1943). After him are İlkay Gündoğan (1990), Ümit Davala (1973), Rudi Assauer (1944), Ernst Albrecht (1907), Raimond Aumann (1963), and Hans Jakob (1908).