Karl-Heinz “Kalle” Rummenigge is a former German international football player who used to feature prominently during the 1970s and 1980s. He played as a striker and is considered a Bayern Munich and German football legend. He won the European Championships in 1980 with Germany and won the European Player of the Year twice. He was named by Pele in March 2004 as one of the 125 greatest living footballers and is currently the chairman of the German powerhouse Bayern Munich as well as the acting chairman of the European Club Association.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commenced his professional playing career at German giants Bayern Munich in 1974 and played for them for ten years, scoring 162 goals in 310 league matches. His technical skills, dribbling and striking abilities were all too apparent and was the top scorer in the German Bundesliga in 1980,1981 and 1984 with 26,29 and 26 goals respectively. He won the European Cup with Bayern in 1975 and 1976 and won the German Footballer of the Year award in 1980 and the European Player of the Year award in 1980-1981.
He was signed by Italian powerhouse Inter Milan in 1984 for 5.7 million euros but he couldn’t manage to settle there and returned to Bayern and then moved to Swiss first division club Servette in 1988 and retired at the club in 1989.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge made his international debut for (West) Germany in 1976 and went onto feature in 95 international matches for his nation, scoring 45 goals. He featured at the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cup finals and also played in the European Championships in 1980 and 1984.