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Christian Ziege
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Personal information
Date of birth February 1, 1972 (1972-02-01) (age 38)
Place of birth    Berlin, Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left Midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current club Borussia Mönchengladbach
(Director of Football)
Youth career
1978–1981
1981–1985
1985–1990
FC Südstern 08 Berlin
TSV Rudow Berlin
FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1990–1997
1997–1999
1999–2000
2000–2001
2001–2004
2004–2005
Bayern Munich
A.C. Milan
Middlesbrough
Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur
Borussia Mönchengladbach
185 (35)
039 0(4)
029 0(6)
016 0(1)
047 0(7)
013 0(0)   
National team
1991–1993
1993–2004
Germany U-21
Germany
012 0(3)
072 0(9)
Teams managed
2006–2007
2007–2008
2008
2008
Bor. Mönchengladbach U-17 (Head Coach)
Borussia Mönchengladbach (Director of Football)
Borussia Mönchengladbach (Interim Coach)
Borussia Mönchengladbach (Assistant Coach)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Christian Ziege (born February 1, 1972 in Berlin) is a former German football (soccer) defender and midfielder. With the German national team, Ziege won Euro 96. Ziege is formerly head coach, assistant coach and director of football at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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Playing career

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Club career

At club level, Ziege played for Bayern Munich (1990-97), AC Milan (1997-99) and Middlesbrough (1999-2000). In summer 2000 Liverpool F.C. made a £5.5m bid which exactly matched a get-out clause in Ziege's contract. Middlesbrough insisted they had received offers in excess of £8m for Ziege, but were forced contractually to allow Ziege to talk to Liverpool, who then signed him.[1] He made his debut for Liverpool in a 3-2 home win over Manchester City on 9 September, 2000, replacing Steven Gerrard in the second half. Although the Anfield crowd saw flashes of Ziege's brilliance down the left flank during the season, a combination of knee injuries and the improving form of Jamie Carragher[2], meant he was transferred to Tottenham Hotspur after one year and 32 appearances in all competitions. He came on as a substitute and subsequently scored in the shootout as Liverpool won the 2001 Football League Cup Final, but he was injured for Liverpool's victorious FA Cup and UEFA Cup Finals of that season. He scored two goals during his spell at Liverpool: against Leeds in the league[3] and Stoke in the League Cup.[4]

On 14 March 2002, Liverpool were fined £20,000 by The Football Association for making an illegal approach for Ziege, while the player himself was fined £10,000.[5] Whilst at Spurs he scored in the 2002 Football League Cup Final but he ended up on the losing side. However, by this time Ziege's injury problems were escalating, and by 2004 his contract was terminated by mutual consent so he could return to Germany.

Ziege returned to Germany with Borussia Mönchengladbach in June 2004,[6] but announced his retirement in October 2005, having not played since the previous December due to a persistent ankle injury.[7]

Ziege's club career allowed him to play in cross-city derbies in Munich (versus TSV 1860), Liverpool (versus Everton), Milan (versus Inter) and London (versus Arsenal and Chelsea); a unique achievement in the modern game.

International career

Ziege was capped 72 times for Germany, scoring nine goals. Other than the Euro 96 win, he also played for his country at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups (during which he played the final game and sported a rather amusing mohawk), as well as Euro 2000 (he was a member of the Euro 2004 squad, but didn't play).

Awards

Ziege won the Bundesliga title twice with Bayern and the Serie A title once with Milan. He also won the UEFA Cup with Bayern in 1996 and with Liverpool in 2001. With the club from the Merseyside, he also gained the 2001 League Cup. He is the only player to have played in the Milan, Munich, Merseyside, Tyne-Tees and North London derbies.

Managerial career

Following retirement from the game due to injury in October 2005, Ziege picked up his UEFA diploma for coaching. In 2006 he moved into coaching with his last professional club, Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he was named head coach of the club's Under-17 team, succeeding Thomas Schumacher. In 2006-07 the club's U17 team had won ten out of seventeen matches with Ziege in charge when, in March 2007, he was handed the role of Director of Football at the club, as the replacement for the outgoing Peter Pander.[8] At the time of his appointment, with ten matches to go until the end of the season, Mönchengladbach were at the bottom of the Bundesliga, with five points between them and safety. On 15 December 2008 Ziege left Borussia Mönchengladbach[1].

Career honours

Honours as player

Germany Bayern Munich

Winner

Runner up

Italy AC Milan

Winner

England Liverpool

Winner

England Tottenham Hotspur

Runner Up

Germany Germany

Winner

Runner Up

References

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Simple English

Christian Ziege
Personal information
Full name Christian Ziege
Date of birth 1 February 1972 (1972-02-01) (age 39)
Place of birth    Berlin, Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1990-1997
1997-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2004
2004-2005
Bayern Munich
Milan
Middlesbrough
Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur
Borussia Mönchengladbach
National team
1993-2004 Germany

Christian Ziege (born 1 February 1972) is a former German football player. He has played for Germany national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
GermanyLeague
1990/91Bayern MunichBundesliga131
1991/92262
1992/93289
1993/94293
1994/952910
1995/96209
1996/97277
ItalyLeague
1997/98MilanSerie A222
1998/99172
EnglandLeague
1999/00MiddlesbroughPremier League296
2000/01LiverpoolPremier League161
2001/02Tottenham HotspurPremier League275
2002/03122
2003/0480
GermanyLeague
2004/05Borussia MönchengladbachBundesliga130
CountryGermany 18541
Italy 394
England 9214
Total 31659

International career statistics

[2]

Germany national team
YearAppsGoals
199370
199400
199561
1996142
199770
199871
199943
200091
200190
200281
200300
200410
Total729

References


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