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Karl-Heinz Schnellinger

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Full nameKarl-Heinz Schnellinger
Date of birth31 March 1939(age 77)
Place of birthDüren, Germany
Playing positionLeftback, Libero

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Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (born 31 March 1939 in Düren) is a former German footballer. He was one of the world's best defenders for a decade in the 1960s. He was nicknamed the "Volkswagen" for his continuity of performance, both in quantity and in quality. In his prime he was usually considered one the best leftbacks in the world rivaled only by Silvio Marzolini and Nilton Santos.

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