Oliver Bierhoff is a retired football striker from Germany, who is best known for being the first player to have scored a golden goal in all of the history of German football. Bierhoff is also recognized for his ability to deliver pin-point headers when aiming for the goal.
Born on May 1, 1968 in Karlsruhe, West Gemrany, Bierhoff was born to a utility magnate in Germany. Throughout his active career, Bierhoff was able to play in nine different clubs in over four leagues. Although his success was definitely noted everywhere, it was his participation in the Bundesliga that was rather lackluster.
After Bierhoff failed to shine in Germany, he got his first chance to do well in the Austrian Bundesliga. This paved the way for him to join Ascoli in Italy, but it was only while he was at Udinese that Bierhoff finally found the success that he was looking for and gave him a place in the German national team. However, he never went back to prove himself in his home country like Chievo Verona and Juergen Klinsmann.
In 1996, Bierhoff made his debut for the national team of Germany in a friendly match against Portugal. The second time was during the same year when he scored two goals for his country in a match against Denmark. From 1996 to 2002, Bierhoff managed to make a total of 70 caps for his country, making a total of 37 goals.
Bierhoff has also played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups as well as the Euro 2000. His last appearance for Germany was during the second half final round in the 2002 World Cup against Brazil, but was not able to turn tables and soon came out defeated.