Rudolf “Rudi” Völler is a former German professional football striker who was born on April 13, 1960 in Hanau, Hesse, Germany. Völler is best known for being an international striker who used to be the manager of the German national team. Currently, he serves as the manager Bayer Leverkusen. Even during his youth, Völler was already an avid football player. His skill in the game enabled him to play some youth club football, and was even a part of TSV 1860 Hanau (a local club) and Kickers Offenbach.
By 1977, Völler joined the senior level of Kickers Offenbach. He stayed with the club for approximately 3 years and enjoyed 73 appearances while making 18 goals. He then officially joined the Bundesliga club, Weder Bremen, sometime in 1982. During his time with the team, Völler enjoyed a successful season and soon became the league’s top scorer. This recognition caught the attention of international (foreign) clubs, and soon enough, he was transferred to A.S. Roma.
Völler was a part of a number of clubs during his professional football playing career. The clubs he played for include the following: Kickers Offenbach, 1860 Munich, Weder Bremen, AS Roma, Olympique Marseille, and Bayer Leverkusen. He was also a member of the German national team from 1982-1994.