Nike - Borussia Dortmund 1996/97 Away Football Shirt
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Team - Borussia Dortmund
The 1996/97 season was a historic one for Borussia Dortmund, as it marked one of the most successful periods in the club's history.
Champions League Victory: The highlight of the 1996/97 campaign for Borussia Dortmund was undoubtedly their triumph in the UEFA Champions League. They won the competition, defeating Italian giants Juventus in the final held in Munich's Olympiastadion. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored twice in the first half, and although Juventus pulled one back through Alessandro Del Piero, a young Lars Ricken scored with his first touch of the game, only 16 seconds after coming on as a substitute, sealing a 3-1 victory for Dortmund.
Bundesliga Performance: In the domestic league, Borussia Dortmund had a solid season but couldn't replicate the success of the previous campaign when they won the Bundesliga title. They finished in third place, which secured them another season of Champions League football.
DFB-Pokal: Dortmund's run in the German Cup was less successful; they were knocked out by Energie Cottbus in the quarterfinals, a result that was considered a significant upset.
Squad and Key Players: The team was managed by Ottmar Hitzfeld, who is considered one of the most successful German managers. The squad featured a blend of experienced international players and talented youngsters. Some of the standout names included:
- Matthias Sammer: The libero was named European Footballer of the Year in 1996 and was pivotal in Dortmund's system.
- Andreas Möller: A creative midfielder known for his technical ability and goal-scoring from midfield.
- Jürgen Kohler: A stalwart in defense, Kohler was a key figure in the backline.
- Stefan Reuter and Matthias Sammer: Both played crucial roles in Dortmund's defense and midfield respectively.
- Karl-Heinz Riedle: The striker was crucial in the Champions League final with his two goals.
- Lars Ricken: A product of Dortmund's youth system, Ricken made a name for himself with his memorable goal in the Champions League final.
Playing Style: Dortmund under Hitzfeld were known for their disciplined, yet attacking style of play. They had a strong defense but were also capable of transitioning quickly to attack, making the most of the pace and skill of their forward players.
Legacy: The 1996/97 season solidified Borussia Dortmund's place among Europe's elite clubs. The Champions League victory was a testament to the quality and depth of the squad, and it remains one of the most celebrated moments in the club's history. It also established them as a formidable force in German football, challenging the dominance of teams like Bayern Munich.