Oliver Rolf Kahn played as a goalkeeper for the German football team and was born on the 15th of June, 1969. His career started by playing on behalf of a junior team Karlsruher SC however, the player made his professional debut match in international football in 1987.
The year 1994 marked his transfer to Bayern Munich at a fee amounting to 4,600,600 DM and he continued playing for the team until his career ended in the year 2008. After seeking retirement, he joined hands with the ZDF sports team and became an analyst for the games played by the German National Team. He also participated in the jury of 2009 in which China’s best goalkeeper reality show.
Oliver Kahn was a very successful German player and holds to his title 8 German championships, 6 times German cups, one time the UEFA Cup in the year 1996, the Intercontinental Cup, and the UEFA Champions League.
In addition to this, his extraordinary performance as an individual player made him earn the UEFA Best European Goalkeeper four times in a row, IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper as well as two trophies of being the German Footballer of the Year.
Moreover, he was also the only goalkeeper of the FIFA World Cup in the year 2008 who won the Golden Ball. Oliver Kahn also saw the worst of his football career in a match against England in the year 2001.
In the match team, Germany was favored to win however, the team lost the match. Despite the defeat, Germany managed to win the World Cup and Kahn was named to be the best goalkeeper by IFFHS for the 2nd time in his professional football career.