Harald Schumacher was born in Düren, West Germany in Mar. 6, 1954. Played as a football goalkeeper of Germany national football team, football brought him both sadness and joy. He played for the West German national football team at many international sports events from 1976 to 1986, experiencing numerous domestic and abroad fierce competitions. During this period, he participated in more than 10 World Cup qualifying matches and 14 World Cup matches.
Under his help, the Germany national football team won the 1980 European Championship. But the national team performed bad at the World Cup finals in 1982 and 1986. He was a controversial football player for the man-made disaster at the FIFA World Cup in 1982. In the match, a French footballer was heavily injured for impact of Harald Schumacher. After ending of his playing career, he became a professional coach of SC Fortuna Köln. But unfortunately, he was fired for bad results of competition against Waldhof Mannheim in 1999. Although many controversial events happened in his playing career, it’s no doubt that he is a high-caliber talents on football.
Pierre Littbarski was born in West Berlin on Apr. 16, 1960. Known as a famous professional footballer of Germany national football team, his great success as a competent attacking midfielder and winger could be attributed to precision, speed, long-range shooting and short-time breakthrough. For extraordinary performances in football, he played for 1. FC Köln, RC Paris, JEF United Ichihara and Brummel Sendai, winning the DFB-Pokal once, the second place in Bundesliga.
Before turning to be an attacking midfielder, he was a forward for the team. For superb achievements and unprecedented techniques on dibbling ability, he got the first chance to represent the West German national football team in 1981, playing at the World Cup qualification against Austria. With a promising start of his international career, he won two goals in that match.
After retired as a professional footballer, he began his managerial career with Yokohama FC of Japan Football League. In addition to football teams referred above, he also coached the Sydney FC, Avispa Fukuoka, Saipa FC, FC Vaduz and VfL Wolfsburg.
Andreas Brehme was born in Hamburg, West Germany on Nov. 9, 1960. At the 1990 FIFA World Cup, he caught attentions from all football lovers, football fans and spectators by a winning goal for Germany. For superb techniques in free kick, he was also an extraordinary football player with strong control ability of left and right foot. Then he was widely regarded as one of the best footballers of his generation by sophisticated skills on penalties. In addition to his accurate shooting with right foot, his left-foot shooting is more powerful than right.
At the very beginning, he started his professional football playing career from 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 1981. After played for the club, he transferred to Bayern Munich, Inter Milan successively, winning an important competition in 1987. He also played for Real Zaragoza prior to back to Germany in La Liga. On behalf of the West German national football team, he appeared at the FIFA World Cup in 1986. In 1998, he decided to get out of his football playing career as a football player.