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Oliver Bierhoff

Oliver Bierhoff (born May 1, 1968 in Karlsruhe) is
a Germany|German football (soccer)|football
striker, who scored the first golden goal in the
history of major international football, for
Germany national football team|Germany in the 1996
European Football Championship|Euro 96 final.

In his club career from 1985 to 2003, Bierhoff
played for KFC Uerdingen, Hamburger SV|Hamburg,
Borussia Mönchengladbach, SV Austria
Salzburg|Austria Salzburg, Ascoli Calcio|Ascoli,
Udinese Calcio|Udinese, A.C. Milan|AC Milan, AS
Monaco FC|AS Monaco, and Chievo Verona. He scored
a total of 103 goals in Serie A, one of the best
totals for a non-Italian in the league's history.
In 1997-1998|98, he lead Serie A in goals with 27.

For Germany, Bierhoff scored 37 goals in 70 Caps
(football)|caps, including both goals in the 2-1
with over the Czech Republic national football
team|Czech Republic in the Euro 96 final. He also
played in 2000 European Football Championship|Euro
2000, and the Football World Cup 1998|1998 and
Football World Cup 2002|2002 Football World
Cup|World Cups.

Bierhoff's current involvement with football is as
the manager of the German national team, a new
position created as part of Jürgen Klinsmann's
acceptance of the coaching job. Essentially the
duties revolve around the public relations aspect
of the team as opposed to the coach
(sport)|coaching responsibilities.

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