Markus Babbel

Date of birth08 September 1972
Place of birthMünchen
NationalityGerman
Weight81 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionDefender

German international Markus chose to exercise his option to leave Bayern Munich on a Bosman free transfer to join Liverpool. His decision proved to have been a good one as he quickly went on to win two domestic cup winners medals and a UEFA Cup winners medal in his first season with the club.

Primarily a central defender, Markus fitted into the Liverpool formation at right back, due to Vegard Heggem's long-term injury, and he filled the position with distinction. He was adept at creeping forward on the blind side of defenders at corners and free kicks and scoring with headers, most notably the opening goal of the UEFA Cup Final against Deportivo Alaves. Unfortunately Markus went down with Guillan Barre Syndrome and after apparently recovering, frustratingly found his opportunities limited. He went on loan to Blackburn for a season before joining Vfb Stuttgart.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bayern München 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1992
Hamburger SV 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1994
Bayern München 01 Jul 1994 30 Jun 2000
Liverpool 10 Jul 2000 18 Jul 2004
Blackburn Rovers 27 Aug 2003 16 May 2004 L
VfB Stuttgart 18 Jul 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 3
1999-00 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 1
1
2000-01 Liverpool FA Cup 5
1
2000-01 Liverpool League Cup 4
1
2000-01 Liverpool Premier League 38
3
6
2000-01 Liverpool UEFA Cup 13
1
3
2001-02 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
2001-02 Liverpool Premier League 2
2001-02 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 1
1
2001-02 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 1
2002-03 Liverpool FA Community Shield
1
2002-03 Liverpool League Cup 3
2002-03 Liverpool Premier League 2
2002-03 Liverpool UEFA Cup 1
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 23
2
3
2
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 1
2004-05 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 31
1
2
7
2005-06 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 10
2
1
2005-06 VfB Stuttgart UEFA Cup 1
2006-07 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 3
1


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 Sep 1998 Bayern München v Manchester United D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
09 Dec 1998 Manchester United v Bayern München D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
26 May 1999 Manchester United v Bayern Munchen L 2-1 UEFA Champions League Final
03 Nov 1999 Bayern München v Rangers W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group F


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
1991-92 Germany Under-21 1
1992-93 Germany UEFA Under-21 6
1992-93 Germany Under-21 2
1993-94 Germany UEFA Under-21 2
1993-94 Germany Under-21 1
1994-95 Germany Centenary 1
1994-95 Germany International Friendly 1
1994-95 Germany UEFA European Championship 3
1995-96 Germany International Friendly 3
2
1995-96 Germany UEFA European Championship 8
1
1
1996-97 Germany FIFA World Cup 3
1996-97 Germany International Friendly 1
1
1997-98 Germany FIFA World Cup 1
3
1
1997-98 Germany International Friendly 1
3
1998-99 Germany International Friendly 4
1998-99 Germany UEFA European Championship 4
1
1999-00 Germany International Friendly 5
1999-00 Germany UEFA European Championship 5
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
21 Apr 1992 Czechoslovakia v Germany D 1-1 U21
08 Sep 1992 Germany v Netherlands L 0-1 U21
13 Oct 1992 Germany v Turkey W 4-0 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
23 Mar 1993 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 8-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
13 Apr 1993 Denmark v Germany W 1-4 UEFA U21 Group 3
21 Sep 1993 Germany v Greece D 3-3 U21
12 Oct 1993 Germany v Denmark L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
14 Dec 1993 Spain v Germany L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
22 Feb 1995 Spain v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 Georgia v Germany W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
26 Apr 1995 Germany v Wales D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
07 Jun 1995 Bulgaria v Germany L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 Jun 1995 Germany v Italy W 2-0 CENTENARY
23 Aug 1995 Belgium v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
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
15 Nov 1995 Germany v Bulgaria W 3-1 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
01 Jun 1996 Germany v France L 0-1 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
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
09 Oct 1996 Armenia v Germany W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Group 9
09 Nov 1996 Germany v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
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
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
25 Mar 1998 Germany v Brazil L 1-2 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Germany v Nigeria W 1-0 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Finland v Germany D 0-0 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
29 Jun 1998 Germany v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
02 Sep 1998 Malta v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Germany v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Oct 1998 Turkey v Germany L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Oct 1998 Moldova v Germany W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
06 Feb 1999 USA v Germany L 3-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 1999 Colombia v Germany D 3-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
31 Mar 1999 Germany v Finland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
04 Jun 1999 Germany v Moldova W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
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
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


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