Wolfgang Overath

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Wolfgang Overath (born 29 September 1943) is a former West German footballer. A true one-club man, Overath spent his entire professional career at 1. FC Köln. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Overath has received more than 154,740 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Wolfgang Overath is the 146th most popular soccer player (up from 226th in 2019), the 922nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,152nd in 2019) and the 16th most popular German Soccer Player.

Wolfgang Overath is a former German footballer who played as a midfielder for 1. FC Köln and West Germany. He was named German Footballer of the Year in 1967 and 1973, and won the European Championship with West Germany in 1972.

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Among soccer players, Wolfgang Overath ranks 146 out of 16,923Before him are Tsukasa Hosaka, Héctor Scarone, Takashi Kasahara, Yasuo Takamori, Yozo Aoki, and Gérson. After him are Yasukazu Tanaka, József Bozsik, Saizo Saito, Aimé Jacquet, Kaká, and Oldřich Nejedlý.

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Among people born in 1943, Wolfgang Overath ranks 59Before him are Ulay, Antonio Tabucchi, John Denver, Hanna Schygulla, Helmut Marko, and Jean-Louis Tauran. After him are Esma Redžepova, Neale Donald Walsch, Chevy Chase, John Major, Billie Jean King, and Jerry Bruckheimer.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wolfgang Overath ranks 922 out of 5,289Before him are Konrad Witz (1400), Alfred Brehm (1829), Herbert Gille (1897), Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823), Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1628), and Leo von Klenze (1784). After him are Gottfried Feder (1883), Christian Thomasius (1655), Christian Wirth (1885), Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1671), Constantin Fehrenbach (1852), and Carl Stamitz (1745).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Wolfgang Overath ranks 16Before him are Rudi Völler (1960), Berti Vogts (1946), Harald Schumacher (1954), Helmut Schön (1915), Bert Trautmann (1923), and Günter Netzer (1944). After him are Helmut Rahn (1929), Felix Magath (1953), Michael Ballack (1976), Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (1939), Andreas Brehme (1960), and Jupp Derwall (1927).