|Date of birth||February 1, 1972|
|Place of birth||Berlin, Germany|
|Playing position||Left Midfielder/defender|
|FC Südstern 08 Berlin|
TSV Rudow Berlin
Hertha 03 Zehlendorf
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Christian Ziege (born February 1, 1972 in Berlin) is a former German football (soccer) defender and midfielder. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. With the German national team, Ziege won Euro 96. The German national football team (Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft From 1950 to 1990 the team was also informally called West Germany in English as since The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship ( Euro 96) was hosted by England. Ziege is currently director of football at Borussia Mönchengladbach. "Director of Football" is a term describing a senior management figure at a football club most commonly used in Europe. Borussia Mönchengladbach, is a German football club based in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia.
At club level, Ziege played for Bayern Munich (1990-97), AC Milan (1997-99) and Middlesbrough (1999-2000). FC Bayern München is a German Sports club based in Munich, Bavaria (München Bayern Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy Middlesbrough Football Club, also known as The Boro are an English football club based in Middlesbrough, who play in the Premier League. In summer 2000 Liverpool F.C. made a £5. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. 5m bid which exactly matched a get-out clause in Ziege's contract. Middlesbrough insisted they had received offers in excess of £8m for Ziege, but were forced contractually to allow Ziege to talk to Liverpool, who then signed him.  He made his debut for Liverpool in a 3-2 home win over Manchester City on 9 September, 2000, replacing Steven Gerrard in the second half. Steven George Gerrard MBE (ˈdʒɛrɑd born 30 May 1980 Whiston Merseyside) is an English football player Although the Anfield crowd saw flashes of Ziege's brilliance down the left flank during the season, a combination of knee injuries and the improving form of Jamie Carragher, meant he was transferred to Tottenham Hotspur after one year and 32 appearances in all competitions. Anfield is an all-seater Association football Stadium in the district of Anfield, in Liverpool, England James Lee Duncan "Jamie" Carragher (born 28 January 1978 in Bootle, Merseyside) is a central defender/right-back playing his club football at Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur, ˈtɒʔnəm is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League.
On 14 March 2002, Liverpool were fined £20,000 by The Football Association for making an illegal approach for Ziege, while the player himself was fined £10,000. Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Football Association, also known as simply The FA, is the governing body of football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey  However, by this time Ziege's injury problems were escalating, and by 2004 his contract was terminated by mutual consent so he could return to Germany. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
Ziege returned to Germany with Borussia Mönchengladbach in June 2004, but announced his retirement in October 2005, having not played since the previous December due to a persistent ankle injury. Borussia Mönchengladbach, is a German football club based in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia. 
Ziege was capped 72 times for Germany, scoring nine goals. Other than the Euro 96 win, he also played for his country at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups (during which he played the final game), as well as Euro 2000 (he was a member of the Euro 2004 squad, but didn't play). The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the World Cup was held in France from June 10 to July 12 after 60 years to celebrate the third edition scheduled The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. The 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th UEFA European Football Championship, which is held every four years and organized by The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football
Ziege won the Bundesliga title twice with Bayern and the Serie A title once with Milan. The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. Serie A (officially known as the Lega Calcio Serie A TIM for Sponsorship reasons is a professional league competition for football clubs located He also won the UEFA Cup with Bayern in 1996 and with Liverpool in 2001. The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. With the club from the Merseyside, he also gained the 2001 League Cup. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition He is the only player to have played in the Milan, Munich, Merseyside, Tyne-Tees and North London derbies. Derby della Madonnina, or the Milan Derby as it is sometimes The Merseyside Derby is an Association football match contested between the Everton and Liverpool football clubs the two most successful clubs from the The Tyne-Tees derby (also known as the North East derby is a term which is often applied to matches between Newcastle United and Middlesbrough. The North London derby is the name of the football Local derby between the two major teams in North London – Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur
Following retirement from the game due to injury in October 2005, Ziege picked up his UEFA diploma for coaching. October events and holidays Children's Book Week ( England) - First Week of October National Day ( China People's Republic Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Union of European Football Associations (Union des associations européennes de football is the administrative and controlling body for European football. In 2006 he moved into coaching with his last professional club, Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he was named head coach of the club's Under-17 team, succeeding Thomas Schumacher. Borussia Mönchengladbach, is a German football club based in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2006-07 the club's U17 team had won ten out of seventeen matches with Ziege in charge when, in March 2007, he was handed the role of Director of Football at the club, as the replacement for the outgoing Peter Pander. "Director of Football" is a term describing a senior management figure at a football club most commonly used in Europe.  At the time of his appointment, with ten matches to go until the end of the season, Mönchengladbach were at the bottom of the Bundesliga, with five points between them and safety. Borussia Mönchengladbach, is a German football club based in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia. The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system.
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 1, 1972|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin, Germany|
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