Oliver Rolf Kahn, born on 15 June 1969, was a German football player who played for Germany national team as a goalkeeper. He hung up his boots in September 2008.
Kahn was called up to play for the national team in 1994. After two two years, he helped the squad win European Football Championship. In 1998, Kahn became a main force in Germany national team and was appointed as the captain of the team in 2002. He performed well in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Seven appearances for his country and a few goals earned him the Golden Glove award and Adidas Golden Ball award, becoming the first goalkeeper to get the Golden Ball award.
Kahn started his career in the Karlsruher SC Junior team in 1975 and transferred to Bayern München on 1 July 1994. During the 14 years in Bayern, his resolute and steadfast qualities are impressive. In the 1998-99 season, Kahn created a Bundesliga record that was without losing any ball in a total of 736 minutes, which was equal to eight consecutive games. In the 2002-03 season, he broke his own record and didn’t lose any ball in 802 minutes. Kahn has helped Bayern Munich get eight titles of Bundesliga, six DFB-Pokal trophies and five DFB-Ligapokal titles. What’s more, he also won UEFA Cup, UEFA Champions League and Intercontinental Cup.
As German media said: “Kahn’s greatness is to lead the team by his spirit and action and he will never give up in any conditions.” People who have watched Kahn’s games must remember him. Aggressiveness is the most appropriate description for his style of play. He can encourage his teammates and defeat his enemies on football courts. Kahn is called “The Lion King” by Chinese football fans due to his blonde hair and aggressive playing style.
Designed and manufactured by Adidas, the brand new Germany away shirt 2018 was unveiled officially by Adidas and the DFB. Like football shirts designed for other national teams, this away shirt was also inspired by previous football jerseys. Designers wanted to be loyal to classic designs and at the same time, to produce World Cup shirts by innovative technologies.
“The World Cup has always been a stage to display Adidas’ most iconic products, innovation and designs. Many of previous classic designs are still very popular with fans. We hope to pay tribute to them and to integrate innovation to new football shirts.” said Juergen Rank, Senior Design Director in Adidas.
This away shirt is predominately green that is derived from the green 1990 World Cup shirt. It also features the word “Die Mannschaft(team)” that is printed at the back of the collar. White collar and iconic Adidas three stripes are so eye-catching, in contrast to the body part. There are a few logos printed on the chest, including Adidas logo, 2014 FIFA World Cup badge and the team badge. Four white five-pointed stars represent victories in the past, showing respect to the great team.