Rudolf ‘Rudi’ Völler
Rudi Völler was born on April 13, 1960 in Hanau, West Germany. He played striker throughout his career. He was one of the top scorers of world and European football in the 80s and first half of the 90s.
Rising to Star
Rudi Völler at the age of 17, he started playing on the Kickers Offenbach team. He played in Bundesliga 2 for 3 seasons on this team. In the 1980-1981 season, he was transferred from Bundesliga teams to TSV 1860 München. But that season, the cluster thought returned to the 2nd Bundesliga. In Bundesliga 2, he became the top scorer by scoring 37 goals in 37 matches with the jersey of 1860 Munich. Because of this success, he transferred to SV Werder Bremen, where the world will know him.
Welcome to Werder Bremen
In Rudi Völler’s first season in Bremen, Rudi Völler became the top scorer of the Bundesliga with 23 goals. Although the team was on the same score as the champion Hamburg, it was 2nd with an average. Both Völler and his team had successful seasons in the following seasons. Despite the fact that SV Werder Bremen was the league’s top scorer in the 1985-1986 season and was in the same score as the champion Bayern Munich, he did not become a champion again with an average of 9 goals. The biggest factor here was that Völler only played in 13 games due to injuries. Despite this, he managed to score 9 goals. In his last season in Bremen, he scored 22 goals and performed again high and transferred to Italy as AS Roma. Werder was legendary in Bremen, scoring 97 goals in 137 matches.
Go to Italy
Rudi Völler played in AS Roma for 5 seasons. Even though he performed lower than Germany with 45 goals in 5 seasons, Rudi Völler became one of the most important players of the team. He played with Roma at the UEFA Cup in the 1990-1991 season. Another competitor in the final was the Italian Internazionale. In Inter, he played in the national team Lothar Matthaus and Jürgen Klinsmann. Although Roma won 1-0 in the second game, he lost 2nd place in the cup because he lost 2-0 in the first game. In the same season, by winning the Roma Coppa Italia, he found solace in this way. Another season, he wore a Roman shirt and transferred to Marseille, one of the biggest clubs of the time. During five seasons, he played 142 games in Rome and scored 45 goals.
Journey of France
In his first season of transfer to Marseille, he won both the French championship and the UEFA Champions League Championship. But when it turned out that Marseille was involved in the match-fixing scandal after 2 seasons, the league title was taken back and the cluster was dropped. For these reasons, he returned from Marseille to his country and transferred to Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
Back to Motherland
Bayer 04 Leverkusen managed to be the top scorer of the team with 16 goals in his first season. Having a hard time in his second season, Leverkusen scored 10 goals and had a big share in the league. He left the football at the end of the season and took charge in the management of the club.
Do it for Germany Tante Käthe
After the 1982 FIFA World Cup, Rudi Völler started playing in the A national team. He fought in the European championships in Euro 1984, Euro 1988, Euro 1992. He played in the world cup in 1986, 1990, 1994. He won one of his greatest achievements by winning the championship in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. 1994 He left the national team with the FIFA World Cup.
UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Golden Player: 1982
2. Bundesliga Top Goalscorer: 1981–82
Bundesliga Top Goalscorer: 1982–83
kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1994–95
German Footballer of the Year: 1983
UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 1984
UEFA Cup Top Goalscorer: 1990–91
A.S. Roma Hall of Fame: 2014
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