The men who made the headlines in ‘90
Lothar MATTHAEUS Germany: b. 1961 CAPTAIN and midfield general behind West Germany’s success at Italia 90. The archetypal German footballer, combining power, pace and skill with a ruthless eye for goal.
Scored brilliant individual goal against Yugoslavia and added three more as West Germany deservedly lifted the trophy in 1990.
England fans will remember his sporting arm around the shoulder of Chris Waddle after the latter’s penalty miss gave West Germany victory in a thrilling semi-final shootout.
Was also in the West Germany side that reached the 1986 final – his goal saw off Morocco in the second round – and was captain again at USA 94.
In total he played in five World Cups – more than other outfield player – and holds the record for World Cup matches played (25).
Enjoyed great success with Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, though his return to Bayern Munich was marred by off-field clashes with team-mates and officials. He retired shortly after Germany’s poor showi record 150 caps and 23 g Jurgen KLINSMANN Germany: b. 1964 BLOND striker who pro attacker throughout the air and on the ground, w mense courage.
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