OLIVER KAHN

 
Country:  Germany
Club:  FC Bayern München
Born:  15/06/1969
Height:  1.88m
Weight:  87kg

Position:  Goalkeeper
Shirt Number:  1


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.

Kahn was 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.

A dedicated 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 Bundesliga dominance.

A German 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 number one.

 

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