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Oliver Bierhoff

German football legend

As a striker, Oliver Bierhoff embodied world class performance on the pitch. Today he continues to raise the bar in the world of football, as Manager of the German national team, by continuously developing new ways to improve not only the team but also the sport.

Oliver Bierhoff scored the first ”Golden Goal” in football history in 1996, making Germany European champions and himself a legend. It was the highlight of a successful playing career during which Bierhoff played for nine clubs in four different European leagues. In eleven years he scored 103 goals and was top goal scorer in the Serie A league, making Bierhoff one of the most successful non –Italians ever to play in the league. In the 1997/98 season alone he scored 27 times for Udinese and in his first year after joining AC Milan they became Italian champions.

Bierhoff played in two World Cups and European Championships. The Karlsruhe - born striker scored 70 times in 37 games for Germany, including two goals in the 1996 European Championship final against the Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium.

After he retired from playing, Bierhoff made his mark as a manager. He has pioneered many new strategies and projects within German football and is significantly responsible for transforming the national squad into one of the world’s most successful teams on and off the pitch.

Oliver Bierhoff epitomizes the innovation and drive for perfection that SAP invests to deliver success to its customers. Since 2014, Bierhoff serves as SAP’s brand ambassador.

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