|Full name||Oliver Rolf Kahn|
|Date of birth||June 15, 1969|
|Place of birth||Karlsruhe, West Germany|
|Height||1. Events 763 BC - Assyrians record a Solar eclipse that will be used to fix the Chronology of Mesopotamian history Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Karlsruhe (ˈkaɐ̯lsʁuːə population 285812 in 2006 is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near West Germany ( Inf German: Westdeutschland or West-Deutschland) was the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany ( 88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
FC Bayern Munich
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Oliver Rolf Kahn (born 15 June 1969 in Karlsruhe) is a former German football goalkeeper. Events 763 BC - Assyrians record a Solar eclipse that will be used to fix the Chronology of Mesopotamian history Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Karlsruhe (ˈkaɐ̯lsʁuːə population 285812 in 2006 is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near 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 started his career at Karlsruher SC and in 1994 was transferred to FC Bayern Munich, his last professional club. Karlsruher SC is a German football club, based in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. FC Bayern München is a German Sports club based in Munich, Bavaria (München Bayern He is one of the most successful German players in recent history, having won eight German championships, six German cups, the UEFA Cup (1996), the UEFA Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup (both 2001). The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. 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 His individual contributions have earned him four consecutive UEFA Best European Goalkeeper awards and two German "Footballer of the Year" trophies. The Best European Goalkeeper award is a football award given annually since 1990 to the most outstanding Goalkeeper in Europe as voted by the UEFA. He played for the German national team (from 1994 to 2006), where he was starting goalkeeper of the 2002 World Cup squad which reached the Finals and won the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball for his performance. The German national football team (Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft From 1950 to 1990 the team was also informally called West Germany in English as since Kahn is nicknamed "King Kahn" or "The Titan. " He made his last professional appearance for FC Bayern Munich on May 27, 2008 at the Salt Lake Stadium (Yuvabharati Krirangan), Kolkata in a friendly against Mohun Bagan AC of India during Bayern's Asian tour of 2008. FC Bayern München is a German Sports club based in Munich, Bavaria (München Bayern Salt Lake Stadium, officially Stadium of the Indian Youth (in Bengali যুব ভারতী ক্রীড়াঙ্গন Yuva Bharati Krirangan Mohun Bagan Athletic Club (Mohun Bagan AC is a Sports club, best known for its football team based in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Around 120,000 people turned up for the match. The match ended 0-3 in favour of Bayern and Michael Rensing substituted Kaiser Kahn in the 55th minute. Michael Rensing (born May 14 1984 in Lingen, Lower Saxony, Germany) is a footballer who plays as a goalkeeper 
Kahn signed his first professional contract at Karlsruher SC in the 1987-88 season, at first being the reserve goalkeeper behind Alexander Famulla. Karlsruher SC is a German football club, based in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. However, he had to wait until 1990 until KSC coach Winfried Schäfer decided to start Kahn over Famulla. Winfried "Winnie" Schäfer (born January 10, 1950 in Mayen) is a German football manager and former player he is currently In the following years, Kahn established himself as a quality goalkeeper, greatly contributing in establishing KSC as a force to reckon with in the Bundesliga. He was a key player in the fondly-remembered KSC team which reached the semi finals in the 1993-94 UEFA Cup, the most memorable moment being a historic 7-0 rout of Valencia CF after losing the first match 1-3. The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia or Los Che) is a Spanish professional football club based in Valencia
Kahn was first signed by Bayern Munich at the beginning of the 1994-95 season, and has since gone on to win multiple honors, both at the domestic and international level. The Bavarian club paid him a then record fee for a goalkeeper of 2. 5 million euros, and thus Kahn was firmly established as Bayern’s first-choice. Although suffering a rupture of his cruciate ligament in the next season, he developed into a formidable player. In 1999, he led Bayern to the Champions League final, although Manchester United scored two goals in injury time to win the title (called the "Tragedy of Camp Nou" by fans of Bayern Munich, and "Miracle of Camp Nou" by fans of Manchester United). He was named Man of the Match when he supported his club to the 2001 Champions League title, making several crucial saves in the penalty shootout that commenced after the teams remained tied 1-1 after extra time. In Sport, a man of the match or player of the game or man of the series award is given to the outstanding player almost always the one who makes the most
Due to injuries and personal problems, his game went into a rapid decline after the 2002-03 season. This culminated with Kahn allowing a seemingly soft shot into the net against Real Madrid in the 2004 Champions League season, contributing to the elimination of his team from the competition. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " However, since the 2003-04 season and despite advancing in age, Kahn’s performances have vastly improved and he has re-established himself as a reliable shot stopper.
Kahn has announced his intention to honor his contract and play through the 2007-08 season.  As of 2007, he is the all time clean sheet leader in the history of the Bundesliga with 190 and it adds up to a total of 736 playing minutes. A clean sheet is a football term meaning a game in which the team referred to have not conceded any goals  Milestones continue to fall for Kahn; on September 2, 2007, he played in his 535th Bundesliga match, becoming the league’s all time leader in matches played among goalkeepers. Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Kahn made his final European appearance for Bayern in a 4-0 defeat to Zenit Saint Petersburg in the UEFA cup semi-final on May 1, 2008. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Kahn played his last Bundesliga and Bayern Munich game on Saturday May 17 against Hertha Berlin. The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. FC Bayern München is a German Sports club based in Munich, Bavaria (München Bayern Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Hertha BSC Berlin is a German football club based in Berlin. Hertha BSC Berlin was a founding club of the DFB  Kahn captained his team to a 4–1 victory.
Kahn’s international debut for Germany came in a match against Switzerland on June 23, 1995; however, it was some time before he became the team’s primary goalkeeper. The Swiss national football team (also known as the Schweizer Nati in German La Nati in French is the national football team of Switzerland Events 1180 - First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan 1305 - The Flemish Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Initially Kahn was the reserve keeper as Germany were victorious in Euro 96 in England. The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship ( Euro 96) was hosted by England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland He spent the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France on the bench, and it was not until Andreas Köpke announced his retirement at the end of the tournament that Kahn was finally given his chance in the No. 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 This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Andreas Köpke (born March 12, 1962 in Kiel) is a former German football Goalkeeper, who was in the German squad 1 shirt. Euro 2000 was a difficult period for then-defending champions Germany, as they made an embarrassing exit in the group stage, having scored only one goal. 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 team drew with Romania and suffered losses to England and Portugal. Afterwards, Kahn became captain of the national team, succeeding Oliver Bierhoff. Oliver Bierhoff (born May 1, 1968) is a retired German former football Striker, who scored the first Golden goal in the
Expectations for Germany were comparatively low entering the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but it was Kahn’s shot-stopping prowess and leadership that carried the team to a surprise appearance in the finals, and allowed only three goals in the course of the competition. 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. Despite playing much of the final match with torn ligaments in his right ring finger, Kahn was still blamed (perhaps unfairly due to the injury) for losing the championship after allowing the first goal by Brazilian striker Ronaldo off a rebound in the 67th minute. Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (xo'nawdʊ lu'iz na'zaɾjʊ dʒɪ 'limɐ born September 18, 1976. Kahn nevertheless won the Lev Yashin Award for the best goalkeeper of the tournament, and became the first goalkeeper in history to win the Golden Ball for the best individual performance. At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest in different aspects of the game Kahn maintained his #1 spot for Euro 2004, but Germany were once again eliminated in the group stage. The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football
Since then, Kahn has lost his status as the first choice goalkeeper for the national team, with team manager Jürgen Klinsmann rotating the number one spot between Kahn and his longtime competitor whom he had been attempting to fend off, Jens Lehmann of Arsenal F.C.. Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player who played for several Jens Lehmann (German jɛns ˈleːman born November 10, 1969 in Essen) is a German football goalkeeper who currently On April 7, 2006 Klinsmann announced to use Lehmann as the first-choice goalkeeper in the 2006 World Cup. Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament Kahn decided to stay on as a backup for the competition. Despite their acrimonious pre-tournament battle for Germany’s starting role, Kahn openly accepted Klinsmann’s decision. Kahn and Lehmann embraced and shook hands as the former offered words of encouragement before the quarter-final penalty shootout against Argentina. In the postgame conference, Kahn publicly praised Lehmann for his two decisive penalty saves.
After Germany was eliminated in the semifinals by Italy, Kahn was given the start for the Third Place play-offs held on July 8, 2006. Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Kahn was also the captain of the team in the absence of the injured Michael Ballack, and so earned his last international appearance for Germany, which defeated Portugal 3-1. Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. Although overshadowed by Bastian Schweinsteiger’s game-winning performance in the match, Kahn played to a high standard, pulling off several saves throughout the match. (born August 1, 1984 in Kolbermoor, Bavaria) is a German footballer who plays as a Midfielder for Bayern Kahn deflected a shot by Portuguese forward Pauleta after he beat the German defence, and he later saved Deco’s kick made from just inside the box. Pedro Miguel Carreiro Resendes, OIH (born April 28, 1973 in Ponta Delgada, Azores) nicknamed Pauleta Anderson Luis de Souza, OIH (born August 27 1977 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil) is a professional Portuguese Following the match, Oliver Kahn announced his retirement from the German National Team. Throughout his international career he earned 86 caps for Germany, including 49 as team captain. He never won a World Cup, but finished as runner-up in 2002 and third in 2006.
In 2003 Kahn split with his wife Simone, with whom he has had two children, David and Catharina-Maria. The divorce occurred after he was romantically linked to former barmaid Verena Kerth. The affair with Kerth was widely publicised in German tabloids when Kahn left his wife whilst she was in the eighth month of her second pregnancy. Kahn and Kerth have been in a relationship since then.
Kahn is the subject of the song Olli Kahn by the German pop group Die Prinzen, which was recorded during the 2002 World Cup. Die Prinzen ( The Princes) are a German music group The band is made up of former members of the Thomanerchor, a Choir of the The song was later covered by Die Toten Hosen, another popular German band. Die Toten Hosen is a German punk band from Düsseldorf. They have enjoyed decades-long mass appeal in Germany
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José Luis Chilavert
|IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper|
|IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper|
2001 – 2002
|UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year|
1999 – 2002
|German Footballer of the Year|
2000 – 2001
|FIFA World Cup Golden Ball|
|FIFA World Cup Yashin Award|
|NAME||Kahn, Oliver Rolf|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German footballer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||15 June 1969|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Karlsruhe, West Germany|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|