|Date of birth||September 5, 1967|
|Place of birth||Dresden, East Germany|
|Height||1. Events 1590 - Alexander Farnese 's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Dresden (etymologically from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning people of the riverside forest, Drježdźany is the Capital city of the German The German Democratic Republic ( GDR; Deutsche Demokratische Republik DDR; commonly known in English as East Germany) was a Socialist state 8 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Sweeper, Midfielder (retired)|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Matthias Sammer (born September 5, 1967 in Dresden) is a former German football player who is now a coach. Events 1590 - Alexander Farnese 's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Dresden (etymologically from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning people of the riverside forest, Drježdźany is the Capital city of the German 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 He played as a midfielder, and later in his career as a sweeper. For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring
He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1996, the year he led Germany to victory in the European Championship. The "fr '''Ballon d'Or'''" ( French for " Golden Ball " often referred to as the European Footballer of the Year award is an association football 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. Sammer retired with 74 total caps, 23 for East Germany and 51 for the unified side. A cap is an appearance for a select team such as a school county or international team in sports 1|-| colspan=3|1 as United Team of Germany The East Germany national football team was from 1952 to 1990 the football team of the
Sammer played for Dynamo Dresden (1987-1990), the club of his native city, and was one of the first notable East German players to join a Western club after German re-unification when he signed with VfB Stuttgart in 1990 (the first was Andreas Thom, who joined Bayer Leverkusen from BFC Dynamo). Dynamo Dresden are a German football club, based in Dresden, Saxony. German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung took place twice after 1945 first in 1957 the Saarland was permitted to join the Federal Republic of Germany Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 e V, commonly known as VfB Stuttgart, is a German Sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Andreas Thom (born 7 September 1965 in Rüdersdorf, Germany) is a former German football player and was the assistant Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Berliner FC Dynamo (commonly Dynamo Berlin) is a German football club and is the successor organization to the club that played in East He then went on to play with Inter Milan (1992-1993), and Borussia Dortmund (1993-1998). Football Club Internazionale Milano, most commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, or Inter, is an Italian professional football club BV Borussia Dortmund is a German football club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the most successful clubs He won two East German championships with Dynamo Dresden (1989, 1990), and three German championships, (1992 with VfB Stuttgart, 1995 and 1996 with Borussia Dortmund). The coronation of the first Champions in imperial Germany in 1903 established the tradition of a successful footballing nation During his time in Dortmund he also won the UEFA Champions League in 1997. See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club Sammer also scored the last ever goal for the East Germany football team before re-unification.
After a serious knee injury forced him to retire in 1998, Sammer became head coach for Borussia Dortmund in 2000, leading the team to another German championship in 2002. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. His team reached the UEFA Cup final the same year but lost 2:3 against Feyenoord. The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. Feyenoord is a professional football club located in Rotterdam. Sammer coached VfB Stuttgart for the 2004-05 season, but left after only one year with the club.
On 1 April 2006, he was appointed technical director of German Football Association (DFB), on a five year contract. The position is new in the DFB. It includes responsibility for the national youth teams, focusing on young talents between the ages of eleven and eighteen, as well as incorporating the latest developments in sports science into the DFB's training theories. Sammer is also expected to work on a tactical system for all of Germany's national sides in close co-operation with national coach Jürgen Klinsmann (who has been succeeded by Joachim Löw). Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player who played for several Joachim "Jogi" Löw [joʔaˈxiːm (joːgi løːf] (born 3 February 1960 in Schönau im Schwarzwald) is the coach of the Meanwhile, the DFB will offer national hockey coach Bernhard Peters, who had been touted for the technical director's post, a role within the association.
In the summer of 2008 Sammer was linked to being the new manager of Turkish giants Galatasaray.
Sammer is married and has three children, Sarah, Marvin, and Leon.
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