Born in Karlsruher, Kahn spent several
years learning his goalkeeping trade at
his hometown club Karlsruher SC until he
left for FC Bayern München in 1994.
third-choice ‘keeper for the 1994 World
Cup and made his international debut
against Switzerland in June 1995. By the
time of EURO 96™ and the 1998 World Cup
he was second in line behind Andreas Köpke.
trainer, Kahn’s obsessive intensity on
the field is legendary and has even seen
him attack one of his own players for not
leaving the penalty area quickly enough!
His determination and professionalism have
won him widespread respect and his
outstanding displays have been a key
factor in FC Bayern München’s renewed
newspaper described Khan as follows:
"In real life Oliver Kahn is a
perfectly normal guy, but as soon as the
referee blows the whistle he forgets
himself and others.'
Courted unsuccessfully by Milan AC in
1997, Kahn set a Bundesliga record of 737
minutes without conceding a goal, helping
to firmly establish himself as German