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Michael Tarnat

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Full nameMichael Tarnat
Date of birth27 October 1969(age 46)
Place of birthHilden, West Germany
Height1.86 m
Playing positionLeft wing-back

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Michael Tarnat (born 27 October 1969 in Hilden) is a German former football player. He is a left-footed full-back who has also played wingback and defensive midfield. His nickname is "Tanne", meaning "fir" in English. He ended his career with Hannover 96, having previously played for MSV Duisburg, Karlsruher SC, Bayern Munich and Manchester City. A veteran of 19 caps for Germany, Tarnat also participated in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He is renowned for his powerful free kicks and similar long-shots with his strong left foot.

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