Oliver Kahn receives Hall of Fame award
A great honour for Oliver Kahn. The former world class goalkeeper and now board member at FC Bayern has finally taken his place in the HALL OF FAME of German football. The Titan was already one of ten new members of the team in the German Football Museum in 2019. However the official presentation could only be held now due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic:
"When I started playing football as a little boy on a pitch next to the Karlsruhe Wildparkstadion, it was always my biggest wish to be able to play in the neighbouring big stadium one day. I never thought I'd end up being commemorated in a special way at the German Football Museum," said Kahn at the presentation ceremony that was carried out by Museum director Manuel Neukirchner.
In his playing career at the record champions, the Titan won the German league title eight times, the DFB Cup six times and the UEFA Cup, Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup once each. In addition, Kahn received numerous individual awards such as the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper (1999, 2001 & 2002), German Footballer of the Year (2000 & 2001) and was named the Best Player at the 2002 World Cup.
The HALL OF FAME Of German football was set up in 2018. The initial team included the former Bayern players Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Paul Breitner, Andreas Brehme and Lothar Matthäus, and it has now been expanded with the addition of former FCB players Michael Ballack and Jürgen Klinsmann in addition to Kahn.
The presentation ceremony at the German Football Museum will be shown again on 2 June on RTL following the international between Germany and Denmark. FCB honorary president Uli Hoeneß also talked about personal memories and anecdotes relating to the award winners.
In a two-part interview we spoke to the FCB captain Manuel Neuer about last season, the forthcoming Euros and the future. Here is part two: