Uwe Seeler

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Uwe Seeler (German pronunciation: [ˈuːvə ˈzeːlɐ]; born 5 November 1936) is a German former footballer and football official. As a striker, he was a prolific scorer for Hamburger SV and also made 72 appearances for the West Germany national team. Usually regarded as one of the greatest players in German football history, Seeler was named one of FIFA's 125 greatest living players by Pelé in 2004. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Uwe Seeler has received more than 518,617 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Uwe Seeler is the 41st most popular soccer player (up from 64th in 2019), the 436th most popular biography from Germany (up from 581st in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Soccer Player.

Uwe Seeler is a retired German footballer and coach who played for Hamburger SV and the West German national team. He is the only player to have won the European Cup (now called the Champions League) four times, and he is one of three players to have won eight German championships.

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Among soccer players, Uwe Seeler ranks 41 out of 16,923Before him are Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Lothar Matthäus, Josef Masopust, Ruud Gullit, Ricardo Zamora, and Paolo Maldini. After him are Bobby Charlton, Ronaldinho, Antonín Panenka, Nílton Santos, Béla Guttmann, and Zlatan Ibrahimović.

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Among people born in 1936, Uwe Seeler ranks 26Before him are Dennis Hopper, Robert Woodrow Wilson, Barry Barish, Glen Campbell, Ursula Andress, and Michael Landon. After him are Aga Khan IV, Ismail Kadare, Georges Perec, Harald zur Hausen, Albert Finney, and Jim Clark.

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Among people born in Germany, Uwe Seeler ranks 436 out of 5,289Before him are Walter Schellenberg (1910), Conradin (1252), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808), Otto Frank (1889), and Ernst Lubitsch (1892). After him are Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Walther Bothe (1891), Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), Fritz Todt (1891), Ernst Bloch (1885), and Josef Kramer (1906).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Uwe Seeler ranks 5Before him are Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Gerd Müller (1945), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), and Lothar Matthäus (1961). After him are Paul Breitner (1951), Oliver Kahn (1969), Fritz Walter (1920), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Rudi Völler (1960), Berti Vogts (1946), and Harald Schumacher (1954).