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Wolfgang Overath

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Wolfgang Overath (German pronunciation: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ ˈʔoːvəʁaːt] ; 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 237,053 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Wolfgang Overath is the 163rd most popular soccer player (down from 146th in 2019), the 1,004th most popular biography from Germany (down from 922nd in 2019) and the 14th 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 163 out of 16,880Before him are Wim Jansen, Berti Vogts, Allan Simonsen, József Bozsik, Grzegorz Lato, and Günter Netzer. After him are Davor Šuker, Ruud Krol, Gérson, Héctor Castro, Masao Nozawa, and Karim Benzema.

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Among people born in 1943, Wolfgang Overath ranks 77Before him are Arthur Ashe, Jean-Louis Tauran, Ulay, Mustafa Dzhemilev, George Benson, and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson. After him are Yohji Yamamoto, Arthur B. McDonald, Lucio Dalla, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Chevy Chase, and Ralph M. Steinman.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wolfgang Overath ranks 1,004 out of 6,142Before him are Max Liebermann (1847), Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (1658), Georg Wittig (1897), Erhard Heiden (1901), Günter Netzer (1944), and Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp (1759). After him are Eugen Dühring (1833), Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1826), Klaus Nomi (1944), Bernhard Schlink (1944), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), and Sophia of Prussia (1870).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Wolfgang Overath ranks 14Before him are Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Uwe Seeler (1936), Rudi Völler (1960), Felix Magath (1953), Berti Vogts (1946), and Günter Netzer (1944). After him are Harald Schumacher (1954), Helmut Schön (1915), Michael Ballack (1976), Helmut Rahn (1929), Manuel Neuer (1986), and Mesut Özil (1988).