Oct
16
2007
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Bernd Schuster

Bernd Schuster
Born: 22 December 1959 in Augsburg (Germany)
Nationality: German
Playing career: 1971-1976: Hammerschmiede Augsburg. 1976-1978: Augsburg. 1978-1980: Cologne. 1980-1988: Barcelona (Spain). 1988-1990: Real Madrid (Spain). 1990-1993: Atletico Madrid (Spain). 1993-1996: Bayer Leverkusen. 1996-1997: UNAM (Mexico).
Honours as a player: 1980: European Championship winner. 1981: Spanish cup winner. 1982: European Cup Winners’ Cup winner. 1983: Spanish cup winner. 1985: Spanish league championship winner. 1988: Spanish cup winner. 1989: Spanish league championship winner. 1990: Spanish league championship winner. 1991: Spanish cup winner. 1992: Spanish cup winner. 1994: Scorer of “Goal of the Season” in Germany. 21 caps for Germany, four goals.
Coaching career: 1997-1998: Fortuna Cologne. 1998-1999: Cologne. 2004-2005: Levante (Spain). 2005-2007: Getafe (Spain). Since July 2007: Real Madrid (three-year contract worth around EUR 3.5 million a year). Miscellaneous: Nicknamed the “blond angel”. After a series of arguments Schuster retired from the West German national team at the age of just 24.