Cha Bum-geun, Klinsmann-Muller, and other Bundesliga striker candidates
Former South Korea national soccer team coach Cha Bum-geun and current national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann have been nominated to represent the Bundesliga in German professional soccer.
The Bundesliga announced the list of 25 “striker candidates” on its website today (Nov. 22), including the two former and current national team managers, as well as retired and active players such as Gerd Muller, Jupp Heynckes, and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
The Bundesliga Secretariat will then select the final striker to be included in the “Bundesliga Top 11” through a fan vote.
The event is part of the Bundesliga’s 60th anniversary celebrations, and voting is open until the end of September on the official Bundesliga website.
The Bundesliga said: “German soccer has produced many great strikers from around the world over the past 60 years. Who has impressed you the most?” the Bundesliga added.
The list includes current players such as Elling Holland (Manchester City), Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Marseille).
Miroslav Klose, Lukas Podolski, and Mario Gomes, who have been at the forefront of Germany’s ‘Tank Corps’ since the 2000s, are also on the list.
Other strikers who have made their mark on soccer history include Lee Dong-guk’s former teammate at Werder Bremen, Iwutong, a former vice president of the Korea Football Association, Peruvian international Claudio Pizarro, and Tony Yeboah, the first black player in German professional soccer.
Cha, who played exclusively in the Bundesliga, scored 121 goals between 1978 and 1989 for Darmstadt, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Leverkusen. He scored all of his goals from field goals, with no penalty kicks.
With the exception of his time at Darmstadt, where he played just one game before returning to South Korea to complete his military service, Cha scored double-digit goals in seven consecutive seasons, starting in 1979-1980, his de facto debut season.
He then spent the final three seasons of his career playing in midfield, scoring a modest total of 18 goals.
Klinsmann played for some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs, including Bayern Munich, Stuttgart (Germany), Tottenham (England), Inter Milan, Sampdoria (Italy), and AS Monaco, scoring 284 goals in 620 games.
The German striker made 108 appearances for his country, scoring 47 goals.
Most notably, 먹튀검증토토사이트 he scored three goals at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, helping West Germany win the tournament.