Wolfgang Kleff

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Wolfgang Kleff (born 16 November 1946 in Schwerte, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a former German football player whose resemblance to German actor and comedian Otto Waalkes allowed him to pick up minor roles in motion pictures and his referring nickname "Otto" as well. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Kleff has received more than 27,774 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Wolfgang Kleff is the 2,526th most popular soccer player (down from 2,378th in 2019), the 3,783rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,933rd in 2019) and the 179th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Wolfgang Kleff ranks 2,526 out of 16,923. Before him are François Omam-Biyik, Eivar Widlund, Marcel Pinel, Ferdinand Adams, Harry Kane, and Josef Smistik. After him are Joseph Bonnel, Stefano Tacconi, Flávio Conceição, Carl-Erik Holmberg, Bruno Pezzey, and Thomas Meunier.

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Among people born in 1946, Wolfgang Kleff ranks 426Before him are Catharine MacKinnon, Ravi Zacharias, Józef Oleksy, Leif Mortensen, Jo Jo White, and José Guilherme Baldocchi. After him are Dieter Herzog, Alun Armstrong, Karim Findi, Marc Faber, Mogens Lykketoft, and László Polgár.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wolfgang Kleff ranks 3,783 out of 5,289. Before him are Ilona Slupianek (1956), Heinrich Kayser (1853), Marlies Göhr (1958), Hilde Schrader (1910), Hans Apel (1932), and Franz Sigel (1824). After him are Felix Brych (1975), Sylvia Nasar (1947), Nikolaus Pevsner (1902), Francis Buchholz (1954), Karl Alfred von Zittel (1839), and Lukas Foss (1922).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Wolfgang Kleff ranks 179Before him are Rainer Zobel (1948), Uwe Rahn (1962), Bernd Storck (1963), Carsten Jancker (1974), Alfred Kelbassa (1925), and Heinz Kubsch (1930). After him are Dieter Herzog (1946), Heinz Strehl (1938), Christoph Metzelder (1980), Werner Krämer (1940), Hakan Çalhanoğlu (1994), and Jens Jeremies (1974).

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