Oliver Bierhoff

Date of birth01 May 1968
Place of birthKarlsruhe
NationalityGerman
Weight90 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionForward

Bierhoff has had a long and distinguished career. He began at Bayer Uerdingen in 1986 before moving to the Bundesliga to play for Hamburg in 1988. He moved to Borussia Monchengladbach and the to SV Salzburg in Austria before going to play in Italy for Serie B side Ascoli in 1991. Here his goalscoring talents were noticed and he was snapped up by Serie A team Udinese in the summer of 1995. His performances earned him a full international debut in February 1996 against Portugal after several good performances for the under 21 team. He became a German hero when scoring the winning goal in the 1996 European Championship Final against Czechoslovakia. His club form was still magnificent as he finished with the Golden Boot in 1998 and he made a big money move to AC Milan in the close season. He won the Scudetto in his first season but had to move to current club AC Monaco last summer as poor form and lack of matches at AC Milan was threatening his World Cup place. He is excellent in the air and is a magnificent finisher although sometimes accused of being lazy. He recently gave up the job of captain and will find himself on the bench in the Finals.

Bierhoff continued his impressive scoring record at international level with one of Germany's eight goals against Saudi Arabia in the first game of the 2002 World Cup finals.

He came on as a sub against Brazil in the Final in Yokohama.

Appearances in World Cup Qualification: 5

Goals in World Cup Qualification: 0.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bayer Uerdingen 01 Jul 1986 01 Jul 1988
Hamburger SV 01 Jul 1988 01 Jan 1990
Borussia Mönchengladbach 01 Jan 1990 01 Jul 1990
Austria Salzburg 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1991
Ascoli 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1995
Udinese 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1998
AC Milan 01 Jul 1998 01 Aug 2001
AS Monaco 01 Aug 2001 16 May 2002
Chievo Verona

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 Hamburger SV Merdeka Tournament 1
2
1998-99 World XI FIGC Centenary
1
1999-00 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 2
1
1
2000-01 AC Milan Serie A 21
6
6
1
2000-01 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 8
2
2
1
2001-02 AS Monaco French Championnat 13
5
4
3
2002-03 Chievo Verona Serie A 15
11
7
1
1
2002-03 Chievo Verona UEFA Cup 2


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
11 Dec 1988 Hamburger SV v Singapore W 2-1 MERDEKA Group B


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
1956-57 Germany UEFA Under-18 1
1985-86 Germany UEFA Under-18 2
1
1986-87 Germany UEFA Under-18 2
1
1
1987-88 Germany Under-21 1
3
1988-89 Germany UEFA Under-21 2
1
2
1989-90 Germany A v Under-21 1
1
1
1989-90 Germany UEFA Under-21 1
1
1989-90 Germany Under-21 2
1
1995-96 Germany International Friendly 4
1
3
1995-96 Germany UEFA European Championship 1
2
2
1996-97 Germany FIFA World Cup 3
2
1
1996-97 Germany International Friendly 1
1
1997-98 Germany FIFA World Cup 7
2
8
1997-98 Germany International Friendly 7
1
5
1998-99 Germany International Friendly 4
1998-99 Germany UEFA European Championship 5
4
1999-00 Germany International Friendly 5
1
3
1999-00 Germany UEFA European Championship 4
3
2000-01 Germany FIFA World Cup 2
1
2000-01 Germany International Friendly 2
1
2001-02 Germany FIFA World Cup 1
6
1
2001-02 Germany International Friendly 4
3
6


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
16 Apr 1957 Poland v West Germany D 2-2 UEFA U18 Group B
23 Oct 1985 Switzerland v West Germany W 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 5
13 Nov 1985 West Germany v Denmark W 3-1 UEFA U18 Group 5
11 Oct 1986 Romania v West Germany W 0-3 UEFA U18 Quarter-final
13 Oct 1986 West Germany v East Germany L 0-1 UEFA U18 Semi-final
15 Oct 1986 West Germany v Scotland W 1-0 UEFA U18 3rd place
26 Apr 1988 Switzerland v West Germany W 0-8 U21
30 Aug 1988 Finland v West Germany W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 4
18 Oct 1988 West Germany v Netherlands W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
30 May 1989 Iceland v West Germany D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
05 Sep 1989 Czechoslovakia v West Germany D 1-1 U21
25 Oct 1989 West Germany v Iceland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
20 Dec 1989 Cameroon v West Germany W 0-1 A v U21
23 Dec 1989 Cameroon v West Germany D 1-1 A v U21
28 Feb 1990 France v West Germany W 0-1 U21
28 Mar 1990 West Germany v USSR L 1-2 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
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
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
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
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
10 Sep 1997 Germany v Armenia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
11 Oct 1997 Germany v Albania W 4-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
15 Nov 1997 Germany v South Africa W 3-0 International Friendly
18 Feb 1998 Oman v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
22 Feb 1998 Saudi Arabia v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
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
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 Jul 1998 Germany v Croatia L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
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
18 Nov 1998 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 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
28 Apr 1999 Germany v Scotland L 0-1 International Friendly
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
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
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
24 Mar 2001 Germany v Albania W 2-1 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
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
14 Nov 2001 Germany v Ukraine W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
13 Feb 2002 Germany v Israel W 7-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Germany v USA W 4-2 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Germany v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
09 May 2002 Germany v Kuwait W 7-0 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
21 Jun 2002 Germany v USA W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
30 Jun 2002 Brazil v Germany L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Final


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