|Full name||Thomas Helmer|
|Date of birth||April 21, 1965|
|Place of birth||Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Height||1. Events 753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome ( traditional date) Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Herford (ˈhɛɐ̯fɔɐ̯t is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the lowlands between the mountain chains of the Wiehengebirge and the North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen usually shortened to NRW, official short form NW is the westernmost and - in terms of population and economic output - the Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. 85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
→ Hertha BSC Berlin (loan)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Thomas Helmer (born April 21, 1965 in Herford, West Germany) is a former German international footballer. Events 753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome ( traditional date) Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Herford (ˈhɛɐ̯fɔɐ̯t is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the lowlands between the mountain chains of the Wiehengebirge and the West Germany ( Inf German: Westdeutschland or West-Deutschland) was the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany ( His preferred playing position was libero (sweeper), however he was primarily deployed as a centre-back. In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring In the Sport of Association football, each of the eleven players on a team is assigned to a particular position on the field of play  He spent most of his club career with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, and won the European Championship with Germany in 1996. The UEFA European Football Championship is the main football competition of the men's national football teams governed by UEFA (the Union of European 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.
Helmer began his career with Arminia Bielefeld in 1986, moving to Borussia Dortmund in 1989. DSC Arminia Bielefeld (full name Deutscher Sportclub Arminia Bielefeld e Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) BV Borussia Dortmund is a German football club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the most successful clubs Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) In 1992, he joined Bayern Munich in controversial circumstances. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) FC Bayern München is a German Sports club based in Munich, Bavaria (München Bayern Dortmund did not wish to sell Helmer, one of their best players, to a rival Bundesliga team, and sent him to Lyon in France's Ligue 1. The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. Olympique Lyonnais (popularly known as OL, or simply Lyon) is a French football club based in Lyon. Current Teams (2008-2009 Ligue 1 teams in European competitions The original European Cup of 1955-56 featured Real Madrid against Stade However, only three months later, Lyon sold Helmer to Bayern Munich for 7. 5 million Mark, at the time a record transfer fee paid by the Bavarian club. Bavaria ( German:, with an area of 70553 Km² (27241 square miles and almost 12 The resultant furore became so heated that the German coach Berti Vogts threatened to drop Helmer from the Euro 92 squad because of the distraction the affair was causing. Hans-Hubert "Berti" Vogts (bɛɹtiː foːgts (born 30 December, 1946 in Büttgen, near Düsseldorf, Germany) is a The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was hosted by Sweden. 
Helmer was an integral part, and, eventually, captain of an ascendant Bayern Munich team of the late-90's, winning three Bundesliga titles, one cup (as well as three German League cups) and the UEFA Cup during his time with the club. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. The DFB-Pokal ( Deutscher Fußball-Bund-Pokal or German Football-Federation Cup is an elimination football tournament held annually The DFB-Ligapokal, or German League Cup, is a German football competition that takes place before the start of the Bundesliga season featuring the top The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. Upon leaving Bayern Munich in 1999, he opted to move to the Premier League. The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs He was offered a contract by Liverpool, but chose instead to join newly promoted Sunderland on a free transfer. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional Association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, which plays in Free transfer has the following meanings Free transfer (public transit, the ability to transfer between two transit lines for free Free transfer  Sunderland manager Peter Reid hardly used him, however, and he returned to Germany on loan with Hertha BSC Berlin. For the Ironman Triathlete see Peter Reid (triathlete Peter Reid (born 20 June 1956 in Huyton, Liverpool) is an Hertha BSC Berlin is a German football club based in Berlin. Hertha BSC Berlin was a founding club of the DFB Although he had appeared in the Champions League for Hertha, upon his return to Sunderland, Reid judged that “his legs had gone”, and the club bought-out his contract. 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 
Helmer made his full international debut for Germany in 1993, a 3–1 victory in a friendly match with Sweden in Stockholm. The following are the Football (soccer events of the year 1993 throughout the world An exhibition game (also known as an exhibition match or simply exhibition, or a demonstration or demo event is a sporting event The Swedish national football team is the national football team of Sweden and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. Råsunda Fotbollstadion, also Råsundastadion, Råsunda Stadium or just Råsunda, is a Swedish National football stadium.  He enjoyed great success in the European Championship, as a starting centre-back in consecutive finals. The UEFA European Football Championship is the main football competition of the men's national football teams governed by UEFA (the Union of European In 1992, Germany were, surprisingly, only runners-up, losing 1–0 to Denmark, but four years later went one better, defeating the Czech Republic in extra-time at Wembley. The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was hosted by Sweden. The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship ( Euro 96) was hosted by England. The Czech national football team is the national football team of the Czech Republic controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic. Wembley is an area located in North-West London, England which forms the northern part of the London Borough of Brent. He also appeared in two World Cups, bowing out of international football in the second round of the 1998 World Cup, when he was replaced before half time by Christian Ziege. 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 Christian Ziege (born February 1, 1972 in Berlin) is a former German Football (soccer defender and Midfielder 
Since his retirement, Helmer has worked as a sports journalist and television presenter on sports channel DSF. DSF ( Deutsches Sportfernsehen) is a privately owned commercial German Quiz channel, Eroticism channel and sports Television channel He has continued to serve as Germany's ambassador to children's charity “FIFA for SOS Children's Villages”, a role he first undertook back in 1997.