Famous People Born In Gelsenkirchen

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Mesut Ozil
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as Midfielder)
Mesut Ozil
46
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
German footballer Mesut Özil, who now plays for the Premier League club Arsenal, has won Germany the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He also earned a record five German Player of the Year awards. However, he later retired from the German team, citing discrimination due to his Turkish descent.
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Manuel Neuer
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Manuel Neuer
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries

Considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Manuel Neuer is a German football player. He is the captain of German national team as well as his club Bayern Munich. Described as a sweeper-keeper due to his unique playing style, Neuer was part of the German team that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was adjudged the best goalkeeper of the decade from 2011 to 2020 by IFFHS.

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İlkay Gündoğan
(German Football Midfielder)
İlkay Gündoğan
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Known as an energetic midfielder, German footballer İlkay Gündoğan began his youth career with teams such as Schalke 04. He has had a successful stint with Borussia Dortmund, winning a Bundesliga with them, and now plays for Manchester City, with which he has won 4 Premier Leagues and 4 EFL Cups.

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Martin Wuttke
(Actor)
Martin Wuttke
1
Birthdate: February 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Hamit Altıntop
(Turkish Former Professional Footballer)
Hamit Altıntop
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Tom Angelripper
(Musician)
Tom Angelripper
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Michael Skibbe
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Michael Skibbe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Werner Mölders
(Fighter pilot)
Werner Mölders
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 22, 1941
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Gerd Faltings
(Mathematician, University teacher)
Gerd Faltings
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
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Harald zur Hausen
(Virologist)
Harald zur Hausen
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Terry Reintke
(Politician)
Terry Reintke
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Olaf Thon
(Former German Football Central Midfielder)
Olaf Thon
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus

Retired German footballer Olaf Thon was mostly known as a central midfielder and played exclusively for Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich throughout his career. He has also managed the German club VfB Hüls. Also known as The Professor, he was part of the 1990 FIFA World Cup-winning German squad.

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Michael Murach
(German Amateur Welterweight Boxer)
Michael Murach
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 1, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 16, 1941
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Hans Krahe
(Linguist)
Hans Krahe
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Birthdate: February 7, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 25, 1965
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Reinhard Skricek
(Boxer)
Reinhard Skricek
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Dieter Kuprella
(Basketball player)
Dieter Kuprella
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Norbert Nieroba
(Boxer)
Norbert Nieroba
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Eberhard Radzik
(Boxer)
Eberhard Radzik
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Petra Kurbjuweit
(Gymnast)
Petra Kurbjuweit
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio