Goals we will never forget 💛 pic.twitter.com/SfCxPguUWY
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) July 10, 2019
It is a special day for Borussia Dortmund legendary One Club Man player Lars Ricken, who turns 43 today. Borussia Dortmund’s Youth Coordinator is now the figure responsible for creating the path for the young players and set and example to them.
Nevertheless, Lars Ricken is well-known for his first touch goal in the 1997 UCL Borussia Dortmund win after defeating Juventus in the final. He also won three Bundesliga title and played for the BVB first team 457 times.
In the biggest result ever for the Yellow and Black squad, beating 3-1 Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final under Riedle’s two goals and Ricken’s finisher, the One Club Man entered the match in the minute 70 replacing Chapuisat. Ten seconds after, he scored a remarkable and unforgettable goal for the Borussers.
Lars Ricken began his career at BVB with 14 years old and coach Ottmar Hitzfeld let him make his dream come true playing for his first time with Borussia Dortmund, being defined in Germany as the eternal talent. He would officially retired in 2008.
He also won an Intercontinental Cup with Dortmund and he made 16 appearances for German National Team scoring one goal. Lars was a big midfielder during the 90’s for the Special One Football Club BVB and he made his debut in 1994 when he was only 17.
Lars Ricken had the opportunity to play for Germany in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, wearing number ’10’ jersey. Despite his big achievements in his career, he suffered severe knee injuries and in 2007 he would play for Borussia Dortmund second team as he was not fully recovered for that tough moments.
Nowadays, Borussia Dortmund academy manager and former star Lars Ricken claimed that the Special One Football Club BVB “is a big club hith a huge stadium, but our heart beats here at Brackel. There’s an environment that has been created and we’re desperate for anybody with this club’s badge on their chest to succeed.”
— UEFA.com DE (@UEFAcom_de) July 10, 2019