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Thomas Häßler ‘’Icke’’


Thomas Häßler

Thomas Häßler was born on May 30, 1966 in West Berlin, West Germany. He played as a midfielder throughout his career. Häßler, more than 100 times for the German national team. It was in 1990. He was in the West Germany national team cadastre, which won the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1996. He also played in the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, the 1992 and 2000 UEFA European Championships and the 1988 Olympic Games.

Beginning of the Story

Häßler spent his first years in football on the Reinickendorfer Füchse youth team. He started his professional career with 1. FC Köln in 1984 and played in this club for six years. Moreover, he helped the club become the second in the Bundesliga in 1989 and 1990. Thomas Häßler played in Juventus (1990-1991) and Roma (1991-1994), respectively. Shortly after winning the 1990 World Cup with the German national team in Italy, he transferred to Juventus for a total of 15 million Euros. He spent only a year in Turin before deciding to join another Italian club, Rome.

Rome transferred him for 14 million Euros. Finally his time he stayed for three years, played 88 matches and scored 11 goals. However, in 1994, Häßler wanted to return to the Bundesliga. Despite the offers of some of the biggest German clubs, he wanted to transfer to his favorite team, Karlsruhe. In the next three years, Karlsruhe participated in the UEFA Cup in 1996–97 and 1997–98.At the end of the 1997-98 season, the club’s condition deteriorated significantly. For the first time in his career, Häßler faced a possible cluster. He once again demonstrated his extraordinary abilities, and scored four goals in the last three games of the season. Despite Häßler’s performances, Karlsruhe lost their last game in the dramatic season finale and fell from Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund (1998-1999)

Thomas Häßler decided to join Borussia Dortmund, who won the UEFA Champions League in 1997. There he met Michael Skibbe, the next assistant of the German national team, he was the youngest coach in the history of the national team. During the season, there were serious disagreements between Häßler and Skibbe, because Skibbei entrusted his midfielder leadership to Andreas Möller. In the end, Häßler only played 18 games and never played for 90 minutes.

1860 Munich (1999–2003)

Häßler, whose season in Dortmund ended in disappointment, left the club and signed a contract with TSV 1860 Munich. Thomas Häßler spent four successful years in Munich and became an important part of the team. Already in the first season, the club reached an unexpected fourth place in Bundesliga. After defeating Leeds United in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers, Häßler and his team joined the UEFA Cup. However, 1860 did not pass the third round of the tournament with Munich. In the next two years, the club participated in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, but failed. After the 2002–03 season, Häßler left Munich to finish his career in Austria.

In the End

In 2003, Häßler signed a one-year contract with the Austrian club SV Salzburg. Before announcing his retirement, he scored a goal in 19 matches, his team rose to the seventh place in the 2003-04 season.

In conclusion, Häßler played 539 games during his football career and scored 81 goals during his football career in 1989 and 1992. Despite being regarded as one of the best German footballers of all time, he lost the UEFA Cup final with the 1st FC Cologne in 1986, the Coppa Italia final with AS Roma in 1993, and the DFB-Pokal final with Karlsruhe in 1996. so he didn’t even win a big cup title.

West Germany

International career

  Häßler played 101 games for Germany and scored 11 goals. Thomas Häßler played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1996 UEFA European Championship in 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, Euro 92 and Euro 2000 for his country.He also won a bronze medal for West Germany at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He performed performances reminiscent of Diego Maradona’s 1986 World Cup days, he was the dominant figure of Euro 92. As Germany continues to reach the final of the tournament, it has earned a reputation for its amazing free kicks, tireless endurance and dazzling dribbling craze.

Individual Achievement 

kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1995–96

German Footballer of the Year: 1989, 1992

FIFA World Cup Most Assists: 1994

UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 1992

FIFA World Player of the Year: Bronze Award 1992

FIFA XI: 1999

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