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Matthias Sammer

Matthias Sammer
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Date of birthSeptember 5, 1967(age 49)
Place of birthDresden, East Germany
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionSweeper/Central Midfielder

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Matthias Sammer (born September 5, 1967 in Dresden) is a retired German football player and coach who is now working as technical director of the DFB (German Football Association). He played as a midfielder, and later in his career as a sweeper.

With Borussia Dortmund, he was named European Footballer of the Year in 1996, the year he led Germany to victory in the European Championship. Sammer retired with 74 total caps, 23 for East Germany and 51 for the unified side.

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