Christian Ziege

Date of birth01 February 1972
Place of birthBerlin
NationalityGerman
Weight82 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionMidfielder

Ziege began his playing career as a goalkeeper for local junior teams Sudstern 08, TSV Rudow and Hertha Zehlendorf. His performances at left back earned him a move to the professional ranks and a contract at Bundesliga side Bayern Munich for whom he signed in 1990. He played for second-string team and broke into the first team in the second half of the 1990-1991 season. He gained several under 21 caps and was a member of the German Olympic team before making his full international debut in June 1993 against Brazil. He missed the 1994 World Cup Finals with injury but he had considerable success while at Bayern Munich winning the championship in 1994 and 1997, and the UEFA Cup in 1996. He was a member of the successful German team at the 1996 European Championships but his career took a dive after an unsuccessful move to Italy to play for Inter Milan in 1997 as he found the defensive duties stifling his natural attacking instincts. He moved to Middlesbrough in 1999 and quickly established himself as one of the best left sided defenders in the Premiership. Liverpool signed him in controversial circumstances after the 2000 European championships but he failed to settle and moved to Tottenham Hotspur in July 2001 and has performed well this season. He is an excellent left back with a lethal finish.

Ziege came on as a late sub in the 2002 World Cup Final defeat by Brazil.

Ziege joined Borussia Moenchengladbach in July 2004.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bayern München 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1997
AC Milan 01 Jul 1997 06 Aug 1999
Middlesbrough 06 Aug 1999 25 Aug 2000
Liverpool 25 Aug 2000 20 Jul 2001
Tottenham Hotspur 20 Jul 2001 30 Jun 2004
Borussia Mönchengladbach 01 Jul 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 World XI Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial 1
1999-00 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
1999-00 Middlesbrough League Cup 3
1
1
1999-00 Middlesbrough Premier League 29
6
9
1
2000-01 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1
1
2000-01 Liverpool League Cup 1
3
1
1
2000-01 Liverpool Premier League 11
5
1
3
2000-01 Liverpool UEFA Cup 6
3
2
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
1
1
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 4
1
2
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 27
5
6
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 10
2
2
3
2
2003-04 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
2003-04 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 7
1
2
2004-05 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 12
1
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 May 1999 France v World XI D 2-2 Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 Germany UEFA Under-18 1
1989-90 Germany UEFA Under-18 2
1
1990-91 Germany UEFA Under-21 1
1
1990-91 Germany Under-21 1
1991-92 Germany OT 1
1991-92 Germany UEFA Under-21 2
1991-92 Germany Under-21 2
1992-93 Germany UEFA Under-21 5
2
1992-93 Germany Under-21 1
1992-93 Germany US Cup 3
1993-94 Germany International Friendly 3
1
1994-95 Germany Centenary 2
1994-95 Germany UEFA European Championship 1
1995-96 Germany International Friendly 6
1
1995-96 Germany UEFA European Championship 9
2
1996-97 Germany FIFA World Cup 4
1996-97 Germany International Friendly 2
1997-98 Germany FIFA World Cup 3
3
1
1997-98 Germany International Friendly 4
1
1
1999-00 Germany International Friendly 6
1
1999-00 Germany UEFA European Championship 5
3
1
2000-01 Germany FIFA World Cup 2
2
1
2000-01 Germany International Friendly 1
2
2001-02 Germany FIFA World Cup 7
1
3
2001-02 Germany International Friendly 3
1
1
2003-04 Germany International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Apr 1989 West Germany v Poland D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
27 Sep 1989 Poland v West Germany L 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
18 Oct 1989 Scotland v West Germany W 1-2 UEFA U18 Group 1
01 Nov 1989 West Germany v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
30 Apr 1991 Germany v Belgium W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group
04 Jun 1991 Germany v Bulgaria W 2-0 U21
10 Sep 1991 England v Germany L 2-1 Under-21
15 Oct 1991 Germany v Morocco W 2-0 U21
19 Nov 1991 Belgium v Germany W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group
17 Dec 1991 Germany v Luxembourg W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group
25 Feb 1992 Germany v Poland W 2-1 OT
08 Sep 1992 Germany v Netherlands L 0-1 U21
17 Nov 1992 Albania v Germany W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
15 Dec 1992 Germany v Spain L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
22 Dec 1992 Germany v Albania W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Mar 1993 Republic of Ireland v Germany W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
13 Apr 1993 Denmark v Germany W 1-4 UEFA U21 Group 3
10 Jun 1993 Brazil v Germany D 3-3 US Cup
13 Jun 1993 USA v Germany W 3-4 US Cup
19 Jun 1993 England v Germany W 1-2 US Cup
22 Sep 1993 Tunisia v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 1993 Germany v Uruguay W 5-0 International Friendly
18 Dec 1993 USA v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
22 Dec 1993 Mexico v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 1995 Germany v Wales D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 Jun 1995 Germany v Italy W 2-0 CENTENARY
23 Jun 1995 Switzerland v Germany W 1-2 CENTENARY
06 Sep 1995 Germany v Georgia W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
08 Oct 1995 Germany v Moldova W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Oct 1995 Wales v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 Feb 1996 Portugal v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 Germany v Denmark W 2-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Netherlands v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Northern Ireland v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Germany v France L 0-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1996 Germany v Liechtenstein W 9-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 1996 Germany v Czech Republic W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
16 Jun 1996 Russia v Germany W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
19 Jun 1996 Italy v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
22 Jun 1996 Germany v Croatia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 1996 England v Germany W 1-1 (6-5) UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
30 Jun 1996 Germany v Czech Republic W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Final
04 Sep 1996 Poland v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
14 Dec 1996 Portugal v Germany D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
26 Feb 1997 Israel v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 Albania v Germany W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
30 Apr 1997 Germany v Ukraine W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
07 Jun 1997 Ukraine v Germany D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
20 Aug 1997 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
06 Sep 1997 Germany v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
15 Nov 1997 Germany v South Africa W 3-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1998 Germany v Brazil L 1-2 International Friendly
30 May 1998 Germany v Colombia W 3-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1998 Germany v Luxembourg W 7-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 1998 Germany v USA W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
21 Jun 1998 Germany v Yugoslavia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
25 Jun 1998 Germany v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
29 Jun 1998 Germany v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
04 Sep 1999 Finland v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
08 Sep 1999 Germany v Northern Ireland W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Germany v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Nov 1999 Norway v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Netherlands v Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Croatia v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Germany v Switzerland D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Germany v Czech Republic W 3-2 International Friendly
07 Jun 2000 Germany v Liechtenstein W 8-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Germany v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 England v Germany L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
07 Oct 2000 England v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Nov 2000 Denmark v Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
27 Feb 2001 France v Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Greece v Germany W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
29 May 2001 Germany v Slovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Finland v Germany D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Jun 2001 Albania v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Aug 2001 Hungary v Germany W 2-5 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 Germany v Finland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Nov 2001 Ukraine v Germany D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
14 Nov 2001 Germany v Ukraine W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
27 Mar 2002 Germany v USA W 4-2 International Friendly
14 May 2002 Wales v Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Germany v Austria W 6-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Germany v Saudi Arabia W 8-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
05 Jun 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Jun 2002 Cameroon v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
21 Jun 2002 Germany v USA W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
30 Jun 2002 Brazil v Germany L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Final
27 May 2004 Germany v Malta W 7-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.