Matthias Sammer is a former professional football player and coach. He has played for teams like Inter Milan and VfB Stuttgart. In 1996, he won the Ballon d’Or award and he was twice named the Footballer of the Year in Germany in 1995 and 1996. He was also named one of the World Soccer - The 100 Greatest Footballers of All Time.
Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career
Matthias Sammer was born on September 5, 1967, in Dresden, East Germany. He stands 181 cm tall and he plays both Defensive Midfielder and Sweeper. He currently lives in Munich and has three children. His father is Klaus Sammer, also a former football player and team manager.
He spent his youth career playing in the youth system of Dynamo Dresden.
In 1985, he signed on to play for the senior team Dynamo. In total, Sammer made 102 appearances for the club. In the 6 years he played for the team, he helped them win the FDGB-Pokal in the 1989-1990 season.
He next signed with perhaps the most significant club of his career, Borussia Dortmund. He played with Borussia from 1993 to 1998. During that time, he not only helped them win Bundesliga but also helped them to the 1996-1997 UEFA Champions League. He also achieved milestone personal achievements during this time, winning the Ballon d’Or and the Onze de Bronze in 1996.
He retired in 1998 and 2000, he began his management career with Borussia Dortmund. He coached them from 2000 to 2004. He helped them win Bundesliga and the UEFA Cup.
- DDR-Oberliga - 1988–89, 1989–90
- FDGB-Pokal - 1989–90
- Bundesliga - 1991–92
- Bundesliga - 1994–95, 1995–96
- DFL-Supercup - 1995, 1996
- UEFA Champions League - 1996–97
- UEFA European Championship - 1996;Runner-up - 1992
- U.S. Cup - 1993
- Footballer of the Year in Germany -1995, 1996
- UEFA European Championship Player ofthe Tournament - 1996
- UEFA European Championship Team ofthe Tournament - 1996
- Onze de Bronze - 1996
- Ballon d’Or - 1996
- World Soccer - The 100 GreatestFootballers of All Time
- Bundesliga - 2001–02
- DFB-Ligapokal - Runner-up 2003
- UEFA Cup - Runner-up 2002
- 1986–1990 - East Germany
- 1990–1997 - Germany
- 2000–2004 - Borussia Dortmund
- 2004–2005 - VfB Stuttgart