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Wynton Rufer

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Wynton Alan Whai Rufer (born 29 December 1962) is a New Zealand retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He spent more than a decade of his professional career in Switzerland and Germany, achieving his greatest success at Werder Bremen, where he won a total of four major titles and finished the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League 1993–94 season. He was also a member of the New Zealand national team in its first FIFA World Cup appearance in 1982. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wynton Rufer has received more than 297,765 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 50 in 2019). Wynton Rufer is the 1,306th most popular soccer player (up from 1,360th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 34th in 2019) and the most popular New Zealander Soccer Player.

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  • 49

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  • 6.15

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  • 3.54

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Among soccer players, Wynton Rufer ranks 1,306 out of 16,880Before him are Valery Voronin, Sam Allardyce, Horst Köppel, Essam El Hadary, Joaquín, and Maxi López. After him are Marcelino Martínez, Ramón de la Fuente Leal, Shinji Kagawa, Fahrudin Jusufi, Pierino Prati, and David Seaman.

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Among people born in 1962, Wynton Rufer ranks 137Before him are Susanne Klatten, Birgit Fischer, Eddie Izzard, Lance Reddick, MC Hammer, and Manuel Amoros. After him are Baz Luhrmann, Bertrand Gachot, Karel Roden, Alexey Miller, Grant Show, and Michael Weikath.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Wynton Rufer ranks 39 out of 248Before him are Jacinda Ardern (1980), Taika Waititi (1975), Roy Kerr (1934), William Phillips (1914), Helen Clark (1950), and Gary Thain (1948). After him are Patsy Reddy (1954), Thomas Williams (1930), Peter Snell (1938), Clive Revill (1930), Catherine Tizard (1931), and Howden Ganley (1941).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In New Zealand

Among soccer players born in New Zealand, Wynton Rufer ranks 1After him are Ricki Herbert (1961), Chris Wood (1991), Archie Thompson (1978), Ivan Vicelich (1976), Mark Paston (1976), Winston Reid (1988), Vaughan Coveny (1971), Simon Elliott (1974), Michael McGlinchey (1987), Michael Fitzgerald (1988), and Ryan Nelsen (1977).