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Encyclopedia > Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
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Full name TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V.,
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball
GmbH (Football)
Nickname(s) Werkself ("Factory Squad") Neverkusen
Founded 1904
Ground BayArena, Leverkusen,
formerly "Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion"
(Capacity 22,500)
Chairman Wolfgang Holzhäuser
Manager Flag of Germany Michael Skibbe
League Bundesliga
2006/07 Bundesliga, 5th
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Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the most well-known department of TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, a sports club whose members also participate in athletics, gymnastics, basketball and other sports. Image File history File links Bayer_Leverkusen. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... The BayArena Leverkusen The BayArena is a football stadium in Leverkusen, Germany, which has been the home ground of Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen since 1958. ... Leverkusen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Michael Skibbe (born August 4, 1965) is a former German football (soccer) player and the current manager of the German club Bayer Leverkusen. ... The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germanys football league system. ... Hamburger SV SV Werder Bremen Hannover 96 VfL Wolfsburg Hertha BSC Berlin Energie Cottbus Arminia Bielefeld Borussia Mönchengladbach FC Schalke 04 VfL Bochum Borussia Dortmund Alemannia Aachen Bayer 04 Leverkusen Eintracht Frankfurt 1. ... The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germanys football league system. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links soccer jersey with thin black sides File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... soccer jersey left arm with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. IFK Göteborg Malmö FF Template talk:Football kit Assyriska Helsingborgs IF Åtvidabergs FF User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... soccer jersey with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. IFK Göteborg Template talk:Football kit Assyriska Helsingborgs IF Åtvidabergs FF User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... soccer jersey right arm with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. IFK Göteborg Malmö FF Template talk:Football kit Assyriska Helsingborgs IF Åtvidabergs FF User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Soccer redirects here. ... This is a list of football clubs in Germany. ... Leverkusen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000... A sports club, athletics club or sports association is an eclectic institution oriented to multiple sports, which fields many teams and has varied sports departments in several sports, working under the same umbrella organization. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... This article is about the sport. ...

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History

Origins and the early years

On November 27, 1903, Wilhelm Hauschild wrote a letter – signed by 107 of his fellow workers – to his employer, the Friedrich Bayer and Co., seeking the company's support in starting a sports club. The company agreed to support the initiative, and on July 1, 1904, Turn- und Spielverein Bayer 04 Leverkusen was founded. is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Bayer AG (IPA pronunciation //) (ISIN: DE0005752000, NYSE: BAY, TYO: 4863 ) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ...


On May 31, 1907, a separate football department was formed within the club. In the culture of sports in Germany at the time, there was significant animosity between gymnasts and other types of athletes. Eventually this contributed to a split within the club: on June 8, 1928, the footballers formed a separate association – Sportvereinigung Bayer 04 Leverkusen – that also included the handball and fistball players, athletics, and boxing, while the gymnasts carried on as TuS Bayer 04 Leverkusen. SV Bayer 04 Leverkusen took with them the club's traditional colours of red and black, with the gymnasts adopting blue and yellow. is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Through this period, and into the 1930s, SV Bayer 04 Leverkusen played third and fourth division football. In 1936, they earned promotion to the second highest class of play of the period. That was also the year that the club wore the familiar "Bayer" cross for the first time. They made their first appearance in upper league play in 1951, in the Oberliga West and played there until 1956, after which they were relegated. SV Bayer 04 Leverkusen would not return to the upper leagues until 1962, just one season before the formation of Germany's new professional league, the Bundesliga. The next year saw the club in the Regionalliga West, tier II, where their performances over the next few seasons left them well down the league table. The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the World Depression. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germanys football league system. ...


Entry to the Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen historical team logos.
Bayer Leverkusen historical team logos.

SV Bayer 04 Leverkusen made something of a breakthrough in 1968, by winning the division title, but were unable to advance through the playoff round to the first division. They were relegated again in 1973, but made a quick return to what was now called the 2.Bundesliga after just one season spent in the third division. Four years later, the team handily secured a place in the Bundesliga to start to play there in the 1979-80 season. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x452, 105 KB) Summary Historical logos of Bayer Leverkusen / German football team Licensing This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x452, 105 KB) Summary Historical logos of Bayer Leverkusen / German football team Licensing This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The 2nd Bundesliga is the Second Division of professional football in Germany. ...


By the mid-1980s, SV Bayer 04 Leverkusen had played their way into the upper half of the league table and were well-established there by the end of the decade. It was during this time, in 1984, that the two halves of the club that had parted ways over half a century ago were re-united as TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V. The new club took red and white as their colours, but the footballers kept their now-familiar red and black jerseys. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... This article is about the year. ...


In addition to becoming an established Bundesliga side, the club earned its first honours with a dramatic win in the 1988 UEFA Cup. Down (0:3) to Espanyol after the first leg of the final, they drew even in the return match and then captured the title (3:2) on penalty kicks. The UEFA Cup 1987-88 was won by Bayer Leverkusen on penalty kicks over RCD Espanyol. ... RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (Catalan: ) is a Spanish sports club based in Barcelona. ...


That same year, long-time Bayer Leverkusen executive Reiner Calmund became the general manager of the club. This is regarded as one of the most important moves in the club's history, as Calmund ushered in a decade and a half of the club's greatest success through shrewd, far-sighted player acquisitions.


After the German reunification in 1990, Reiner Calmund was quick to sign East German stars Ulf Kirsten, Andreas Thom, and Jens Melzig. The three players would become instant crowd favourites, and make significant contributions to the team. Calmund also established groundbreaking contacts in Brazilian football, befriending Juan Figer, one of Brazil's most powerful player agents. Over the next few years, budding superstars, such as Jorginho and Paulo Sérgio, joined the team, as did Czech star Pavel Hapal. They also signed charismatic players, such as Bernd Schuster, and Rudi Völler, helping to ensure the team's popularity and growing success. This article is about the 1990 German reunification. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ... Ulf Kirsten (born December 4, 1965 in Riesa, East Germany) is a former German football (soccer) striker, the first player in history to reach a total 100 caps playing with two different national teams. ... Andreas Thom (born 7 September 1965 in Rüdersdorf, Germany) is a former German football (soccer) player, and currently the assistant coach at Hertha BSC Berlin under Falko Götz. ... The Brazilians score a goal in Haiti Football is the most prominent sport in Brazil. ... Jorginho, real name Jorge de Amorim Campos, (born August 17, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro) is a former Brazilian soccer defender, a World Cup winner with Brazil in 1994. ... Paulo Sérgio full name Paulo Sérgio Silvestre do Nascimento (born 2 June 1969 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian footballer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rudolf Rudi Völler (born April 13, 1960) is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team. ...


The club captured its next honours in 1993, with a 1-0 win in the German Cup over a surprising Hertha Berlin amateur squad. After a near disaster in 1996 when the club faced a relegation battle, Bayer Leverkusen established itself as a powerful side, offering a technically pleasing offensive style of play under new coach Christoph Daum, who was also helped by the signing of players such as Lúcio, Emerson, Zé Roberto, and Michael Ballack. Daum was later to be famously fired for a cocaine scandal that also cost him his ascent to the role of the national team coach. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Hertha BSC Berlin is a German football club based in Berlin. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Christoph Daum (born October 24, 1953 in Zwickau) is a German football coach. ... Lúcio, full name Lucimar Ferreira da Silva, (born May 8, 1978 in Brasília) is a Brazilian football (soccer) defender, a 2002 FIFA World Cup winner with the Brazilian national team. ... For the player known as Emerson currently playing for APOEL FC who had played for Middlesbrough, please see Emerson Moisés Costa. ... Zé Roberto, real name José Roberto da Silva Júnior, (born July 6, 1974 in Ipiranga) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German football player. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ...


The Almost Champions

The team earned a series of top four finishes from 1997 to 2002 that included four second place finishes. The finishes of 2000 and 2002 were heart-breaking for supporters as on both occasions the team had the Bundesliga title within its grasp. In 2000, Bayer Leverkusen needed only a draw against minnows Unterhaching to win the title, but an own goal by Ballack helped send the team to a crushing (0:2) defeat, while Bayern Munich clinched the title with a (3:1) victory over Werder Bremen. Two years later, the club surrendered a five point lead atop the league table by losing two of its last three matches while Borussia Dortmund swept ahead with three consecutive victories in its final matches. The 2002 season has been dubbed the "Treble Horror", as Bayer Leverkusen was also beaten in the German Cup final (2:4) by Schalke 04, and lost the UEFA Champions League final to Real Madrid (1:2). Still, the team earned the honour as the first team ever to reach the UEFA Champions League final without winning a national championship before. They even had to qualify first for the participation in that year's UEFA Champions League. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Spielvereinigung Unterhaching is a German sports club in Unterhaching, a semi-rural municipality on the southern outskirts of the Bavarian capital Munich. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German football player. ... Wikinews has related news: 2007/08 Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs. ... Werder Bremen is a German football club playing in Bremen, in the northwest German federal state of the same name. ... BV Borussia Dortmund is a German football club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the most successful clubs in German football. ... FC Schalke 04 is a German football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ...


Recent years

The club went through startling reversals of fortune in the next two seasons. In the 2002 offseason, the team lost influential midfield stars Michael Ballack, and Zé Roberto, to archrivals Bayern Munich. The team flirted with relegation through most of the 2002-03 season leading to the firing of Klaus Toppmöller, who had coached the team during its most successful year, and he was replaced by the inexperienced Thomas Hörster. Charismatic coach Klaus Augenthaler took up the reins in the last two games of the season and helped avoid disaster with a win over his previous club Nürnberg. He then led Bayer Leverkusen to a third place finish and a Champions League place the following year. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German football player. ... Zé Roberto, real name José Roberto da Silva Júnior, (born July 6, 1974 in Ipiranga, Brazil) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder. ... In many sports leagues around the world (with North American and Australian professional leagues being the most notable exceptions), relegation (or demotion) means the mandated transfer of the least successful team(s) of a higher division into a lower division at the end of the season. ... Klaus Toppmöller Klaus Toppmöller (born 12 August 1951) is a former football player and the present coach of Georgias football team. ... Klaus Augenthaler (born September 26, 1957 in Fürstenzell, Germany) is a former football player and now manager. ... 1. ...


That following season's run in the Champions League saw them get some measure of revenge on Real Madrid, opening their group stage campaign with a 3-0 rout of the Spanish giants, they would go on to win the group, but were defeated in the first knockout round by eventual champions Liverpool F.C. The club finished 6th during the 2004-05 season, and would enter the UEFA Cup the following season. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ...


Early in 2005, Augenthaler was in turn fired as manager after the club got off to their worst Bundesliga start in over twenty years, with only one win in their first four league matches and a (0:1) home loss to CSKA Sofia in the first leg of their UEFA Cup match-up. Former German national team coach Rudi Völler was named as caretaker manager. Michael Skibbe, who was Rudi Völler's assistant coach at the national team, was named as his successor in October. Skibbe turned their season around and guided the club to a 5th place finish, earning another UEFA Cup place. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... CSKA Sofia redirects here. ... For the current season, see UEFA Cup 2007-08. ... First international  Switzerland 5 - 3 Germany (Basel, Switzerland; 5 April 1908) Biggest win Germany 16 - 0 Russia (Solna, Sweden; July 1, 1912) Biggest defeat England amateur 9 - 0 Germany (Oxford, England; 16 March 1909) World Cup Appearances 16 (First in 1934) Best result - Winners, 1954, 1974, 1990 European Championship Appearances... Rudolf Rudi Völler (born April 13, 1960) is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team. ... A caretaker manager is someone who takes temporary charge of team affairs of a football club. ... Michael Skibbe (born August 4, 1965) is a former German football (soccer) player and the current manager of the German club Bayer Leverkusen. ... For the current season, see UEFA Cup 2007-08. ...


Club culture

In contrast to many other German football clubs, which hold close ties to their proletarian roots, Bayer Leverkusen strives for a clean, family-friendly image. The BayArena has the reputation of being one of the most family-friendly football stadiums in Germany. The proletariat (from Latin proles, offspring) is a term used to identify a lower social class; a member of such a class is proletarian. ... The BayArena Leverkusen The BayArena is a football stadium in Leverkusen, Germany, which has been the home ground of Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen since 1958. ...


Unfortunately, Bayer Leverkusen is perceived by some to have an ongoing image problem of a different sort. Although they are a financially healthy club with a stable of strong players, many fans of the old school clubs denounce Bayer Leverkusen as a "plastic club", without traditions or a committed fan base, existing solely as a creature of their rich pharmaceutical company sponsor. This is not unknown in football and other famous clubs such as Chelsea, PSV Eindhoven, Parma, or Sochaux share a similar reputation. Old school, variously spelled old skool, oldschool or oldskool, is a slang term referring to an older school of thinking or acting and to old objects in general, within the context of newer, more modern times. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... PSV redirects here. ... Parma Football Club (formerly Parma Associazione Calcio) is an Italian football club based in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, nicknamed Ducali (The Duchy Men), Crociati (Crusaders) and Gialloblu (Yellow-Blues). ... FC Sochaux is a French football team, playing in the town of Montbéliard. ...


Honours

  • Bundesliga runners-up: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002
  • German Cup finalist: 2002
  • UEFA Champions League finalist: 2002

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Players

Current squad

No. Position Player
1 Flag of Germany GK René Adler
2 Flag of Tunisia DF Karim Haggui
4 Flag of France DF Ricardo Faty
5 Flag of Germany DF Manuel Friedrich
6 Flag of Germany MF Simon Rolfes
7 Flag of Switzerland MF Tranquillo Barnetta
8 Flag of Germany MF Paul Freier
10 Flag of Greece FW Theofanis Gekas
11 Flag of Germany FW Stefan Kießling
13 Flag of Russia FW Dmitri Bulykin
14 Flag of Germany MF Sascha Dum
15 Flag of Ghana MF Hans Sarpei
16 Flag of Switzerland MF Pirmin Schwegler
No. Position Player
17 Flag of Slovakia DF Vratislav Greško
20 Flag of Germany DF Lukas Sinkiewicz
21 Flag of Bulgaria FW Atanas Kurdov
22 Flag of Germany GK Benedikt Fernandez
23 Flag of Chile DF Arturo Vidal
25 Flag of Germany MF Bernd Schneider (vice-captain)
26 Flag of the Czech Republic FW Michal Papadopulos
27 Flag of Germany MF Gonzalo Castro
28 Flag of Germany MF Carsten Ramelow (captain)
29 Flag of Germany DF Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker
34 Flag of Germany GK Erik Domaschke
36 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Sergej Barbarez

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Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Michal Papadopulos (born April 14, 1985 in Ostrava) is a Greek-Czech football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Gonzalo Castro (born June 11, 1987 in Wuppertal) is a German football player of Spanish descent. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Carsten Ramelow (born March 20, 1974 in Berlin) is a German international football player who has played for German Bundesliga power Bayer Leverkusen since 1995. ... The team captain of a football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker (born September 23, 1984 in Schleswig) is a German football player who plays as a defender for Bayer Leverkusen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Sergej Barbarez (born September 17, 1971 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia) is a famous and popular Bosnian-Herzegovian football midfielder playing for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga. ...

Transfers 2008-2009

Yassine Chikhaoui (born 22 September 1986) is a Tunisian football (soccer) player who currently plays as a striker for Étoile Sportive du Sahel. ... Fussballclub Zürich (or FCZ) is a football club from Zurich, Switzerland, founded 1896. ...

Transfers 2007-2008

In:

No. Position Player
4 Flag of France DF Ricardo Faty (on loan from AS Roma)
5 Flag of Germany DF Manuel Friedrich (from 1. FSV Mainz 05)
10 Flag of Greece FW Theofanis Gekas (from VfL Bochum)
14 Flag of Germany MF Sascha Dum (return from Alemannia Aachen)
15 Flag of Ghana MF Hans Sarpei (from Vfl Wolfsburg)
No. Position Player
17 Flag of Slovakia MF Vratislav Greško (free agent transfer from 1. FC Nurnberg)
20 Flag of Germany DF Lukas Sinkiewicz (from 1. FC Köln)
21 Flag of Bulgaria FW Atanas Kurdov (from Levski Sofia)
23 Flag of Chile DF Arturo Vidal (from Colo-Colo)

Out: Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Ricardo Faty is a French Defensive midfielder, who currently plays for A.S. Roma. ... A.S. Roma (Associazione Sportiva Roma) is a Italian football club. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Manuel Friedrich (born September 13, 1979 in Bad Kreuznach) is a German football (soccer) defender currently playing for 1. ... 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Theofanis (Fanis) Gekas (Greek: Θεοφάνης Γκέκας, born May 23, 1980, Larissa, Greece) is a footballer who currently plays for German side Bayer 04 Leverkusen. ... VfL Bochum is a German football club based in Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Sascha Dum (born July 3, 1986) is a German footballer who currently plays for Alemannia Aachen. ... Alemannia Aachen is a German football club from the western city of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Hans Adu Sarpei (born 28 June 1976) in Tema, Ghana is an Ghanaian football defensive midfielder who currently, as of May 2006, plays for VfL Wolfsburg. ... VfL Wolfsburg is a German sports club based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony which is best known for its football club which currently plays in the countrys first division Bundesliga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Lukas Sinkiewicz (born October 9, 1985) is a professional German footballer. ... 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Atanas Kurdov (Bulgarian: ) (born 28 September 1988) is a Bulgarian football (soccer) player currently playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga as a striker. ... PFC Levski Sofia is a Bulgarian football club established on May 24, 1914 and playing in the capital, Sofia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo (born May 22, 1987) is a chilean defender, who currently plays on the chilean club Colo-Colo. ... Club Social y Deportivo Colo-Colo is a Chilean football club. ...

No. Position Player
-- Flag of Germany DF Alexander Meyer (to MSV Duisburg)
-- Flag of Ukraine FW Andriy Voronin (to Liverpool FC)
-- Flag of Brazil DF Juan (to AS Roma)
-- Flag of Brazil DF Roque Junior (Mutual Release from club)
-- Flag of Brazil MF Athirson (Mutual Release from club)
-- Flag of Germany GK Hans-Jorg Butt (to Benfica)
-- Flag of Togo DF Assimiou Touré (loan to VfL Osnabrück)
-- Flag of Germany MF Pierre de Wit (loan to VfL Osnabrück)

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Alexander Meyer, (born October 7, 1983), is a German footballer. ... MSV Duisburg is a German football club based in Duisburg, in the Ruhr valley of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Andriy Viktorovych Voronin (Ukrainian: , born 21 July 1979 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian footballer, who currently plays for Liverpool FC. He usually plays as a striker, but can also play on the wing or as a play-maker. ... {{Football club infobox | clubname = Liverpool FC | image = fullname = Liverpool FC | nickname = The Reds | founded = 1892 | ground = Anfield | capacity = 45,000 | chairman = D.R.Moores | Chief Executive Officer = R.N.Parry | manager = Rafael Benitez | league = FA Premiership | season = 2005-06 | position = FA premiership, 5th | pattern_la1=|pattern_b1=|pattern_ra1=| leftarm1=FFFFFF|body1=FF0000... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Juan Silveira dos Santos (usually called Juan; born February 1, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro) is football (soccer) player at the position of central defender. ... A.S. Roma (Associazione Sportiva Roma) is a Italian football club. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... José Roque Junior (born August 31, 1976) is a Brazilian footballer who was part of the 2002 World Cup winning team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Athirson Mazzoli e Oliveira (born January 16, 1977) is a Brazilian football player (left back). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Hans-Jörg Butt (born May 28, 1974 in Oldenburg, Germany) is a German goalkeeper. ... Benfica is a civil parish of the Portuguese capital, Lisboa (Lisbon). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Togo. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Assimiou Touré (born 1 January 1988) in Germany, is a Togolese football defender, who currently, as of May 2006, plays for Bayer Leverkusen. ... VfL Osnabrück is a German football club in Osnabrück, Niedersachsen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... VfL Osnabrück is a German football club in Osnabrück, Niedersachsen. ...

Bayer Leverkusen's "Squad of the Century"

On May 21, 2004, Bayer Leverkusen announced their "Bayer Leverkusen Squad of the Century". Over 4,000 fans participated in an Internet vote, choosing from a slate of 51 player candidates. is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Jorginho, real name Jorge de Amorim Campos, (born August 17, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro) is a former Brazilian soccer defender, a World Cup winner with Brazil in 1994. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Jens Nowotny (born January 11, 1974 in Malsch) is a German football (soccer) player playing in the position of defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Lúcio, full name Lucimar Ferreira da Silva, (born May 8, 1978 in Brasília) is a Brazilian football (soccer) defender, a 2002 FIFA World Cup winner with the Brazilian national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Juan Silveira dos Santos (usually called Juan; born February 1, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro) is football (soccer) player at the position of central defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Bernd Schneider (born November 17, 1973 in Jena, Thuringia region) is a German football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... For the player known as Emerson currently playing for APOEL FC who had played for Middlesbrough, please see Emerson Moisés Costa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Zé Roberto, real name José Roberto da Silva Júnior, (born July 6, 1974 in Ipiranga) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Ulf Kirsten (born December 4, 1965 in Riesa, East Germany) is a former German football (soccer) striker, the first player in history to reach a total 100 caps playing with two different national teams. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Rudolf Rudi Völler (born April 13, 1960) is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team. ...

Famous Players

Germany

Brazil Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Ulf Kirsten (born December 4, 1965 in Riesa, East Germany) is a former German football (soccer) striker, the first player in history to reach a total 100 caps playing with two different national teams. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Oliver Patric Neuville (born May 1, 1973) is a Swiss-German football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Jens Nowotny (born January 11, 1974 in Malsch) is a German football (soccer) player playing in the position of defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Stefan Beinlich (born January 13, 1972 in East Berlin) is a German footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Wolfgang Rolff (born December 26, 1959) is a German football manager and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Bernd Schneider (born November 17, 1973 in Jena, Thuringia region) is a German football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Christian Schreier (born February 4, 1959) is a German former footballer who is currently manager of Union Berlin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Andreas Thom (born 7 September 1965 in Rüdersdorf, Germany) is a former German football (soccer) player, and currently the assistant coach at Hertha BSC Berlin under Falko Götz. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Rudolf Rudi Völler (born April 13, 1960) is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Christian Wörms (born on May 10, 1972 in Mannheim) is a professional German footballer, currently playing for Borussia Dortmund. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ...

United States Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... For the player known as Emerson currently playing for APOEL FC who had played for Middlesbrough, please see Emerson Moisés Costa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... França (born 2 March 1976) is a Brazilian football player who currently plays for Kashiwa Reysol of the J-League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Jorginho, real name Jorge de Amorim Campos, (born August 17, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro) is a former Brazilian soccer defender, a World Cup winner with Brazil in 1994. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Juan Silveira dos Santos (usually called Juan; born February 1, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro) is football (soccer) player at the position of central defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... José Vítor Roque Júnior (born August 31, 1976) is a Brazilian footballer who was part of the 2002 World Cup winning team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Lúcio, full name Lucimar Ferreira da Silva, (born May 8, 1978 in Brasília) is a Brazilian football (soccer) defender, a 2002 FIFA World Cup winner with the Brazilian national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Robson Ponte (born November 6, 1976 in São Paulo is a Brazilian football player currently playing for Urawa Red Diamonds. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Zé Roberto, real name José Roberto da Silva Júnior, (born July 6, 1974 in Ipiranga) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Milton Queiroz da Paixão, simply known as Tita (born April 1, 1958 in Rio de Janeiro), is a former Brazilian football forward. ...

Croatia Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Frank Daniel Frankie Hejduk (born August 5, 1974 in La Mesa, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays midfielder and defender for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer, where he is team captain. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Claudio Reyna (born July 20, 1973 in Livingston, New Jersey) is an American soccer player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Landon Timothy Donovan (born March 4, 1982 in Ontario, California), is an American professional soccer player on the Los Angeles Galaxy, who is the co-all-time leading scorer for the U.S. National Team (along with Eric Wynalda). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Thomas Dooley (born May 12, 1961, in Bechhofen, Germany) is a retired German-American soccer defender and defensive midfielder, a long-time member and former captain of the United States national team. ...

  • Flag of Croatia Flag of Germany Marko Babić
  • Flag of Croatia Flag of Germany Niko Kovač
  • Flag of Croatia Flag of Germany Robert Kovač

Bulgaria Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Marko Babić (born January 28, 1981) is a Croatian football player who, as of 2005, is playing for Bayer Leverkusen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Niko Kovač [] (born October 15, 1971) is a German-born Croatian football midfielder of Bosnian Croat heritage. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Robert Kovač [] (born April 6, 1974 in Berlin, Germany) is a Croatian football defender of Bosnian Croat descent. ...

Denmark Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Dimitar Berbatov (Bulgarian: ) (born January 30, 1981 in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. ...

Netherlands Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Jan Heintze (born August 17, 1963) is a retired Danish professional football (soccer) player, a left-sided defensive midfielder and defender who started and ended his career in the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven, where he was a part of the PSV team which won the 1988 European Cup. ...

Norway Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Erik Meijer (born August 2, 1969 in Meerssen, Limburg) is a retired Dutch soccer player. ...

  • Flag of Norway Arne Larsen Økland

Romania Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Arne Larsen Økland (born May 31, 1954) is a former Norwegian football player and coach. ...

South Korea Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Ioan Angelo Lupescu (born 9 December 1968 in Bucharest) is a Romanian footballer who played as a midfielder. ...

  • Flag of South Korea Cha Bum-Kun

Turkey Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Cha Bum-Kun, (born May 22, 1953 in Hwaseong, Korea), is a Korean football manager and former player, nicknamed Tscha Bum (Cha Boom) because of his name and his thunderous ball striking ability. ...

  • Flag of Turkey Flag of Germany Yıldıray Baştürk

Poland Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Yıldıray Baştürk (born December 24, 1978 in Herne) is a German-born Turkish footballer. ...

Ukraine Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Andrzej Buncol (born September 21, 1959 in Gliwice) is a retired Polish football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Jacek Krzynówek, (born May 15, 1976), is a Polish international footballer who plays for Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Adam Matysek (born July 19, 1968 in Piekary Śląskie) is a retired Polish football goalkeeper. ...

Switzerland Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Andriy Viktorovych Voronin (Ukrainian: , born 21 July 1979 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian footballer, who currently plays for Liverpool FC. He usually plays as a striker, but can also play on the wing or as a play-maker. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Tranquillo Barnetta (born 22 May 1985 in St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Pascal Zuberbühler (born January 8, 1971 in Frauenfeld) is a Swiss football (soccer) goalkeeper who currently plays for FC Basel. ...

Famous Coaches

Klaus Augenthaler (born September 26, 1957 in Fürstenzell, Germany) is a former football player and now manager. ... Christoph Daum (born October 24, 1953 in Zwickau) is a German football coach. ... Marinus (Rinus) Jacobus Hendricus Michels (February 9, 1928 – March 3, 2005) was a Dutch football player and coach. ... Erich Sir Erich Ribbeck (Born June 13, 1937 in Wuppertal,North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) is a soccer manager. ... Dragoslav Stepanović (born in Rekovac, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), 30 August 1948) was a professional footballer. ... Klaus Toppmöller Klaus Toppmöller (born 12 August 1951) is a former football player and the present coach of Georgias football team. ... Hans Hubert (Berti) Vogts (born 30 December 1946 in Büttgen) is a former German international football player and manager. ...

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