Rudi Völler

Another in the long list of great German strikers, Völler was a fantastic penalty box player, coming alive in the box with his movement, finishing and positioning. And like any really top-class striker he was brave and fearless too, the sniff of a chance and Völler would be diving in to get there, particularly with his head as he was renowned for his diving headers. All these attributes made Völler a popular figure at most of the clubs he played for. He'd started out in the second division with Kickers Offenbach and 1860 Munich, but it's with Werder Bremen that he really became a household name, scoring 97 goals in 137 Bundesliga games for Die Grün-Weißen and sealing a move to Roma in 1997. Völlerdidn't score at quite the same rate in Serie A bit was still a huge favourite with the Giallorossi fans. After five years in Rome he would head off to Marseille where he would help the club achieve their European dream, winning the inaugural Champions League in 1993.

Völler also had a great record at international level, scoring 47 goals in 90 appearances, and playing up front with Jürgen Klinsmann in the 1990 World Cup as they won their third title.

Rudi Völler - Info

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Name: Rudolf Völler
Date of Birth: 13th April 1960
Nationality: Germany
Position(s): Forward
Career: 1977 to 1996
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Nickname(s): Aunt Kathe

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