Mehmet Scholl


Mehmet Scholl
Mehmet Scholl
Mehmet Scholl
Personal information
Date of birth 16 October 1970 (1970-10-16) (age 41)
Place of birth Karlsruhe, West Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Karlsruher SC 58 (11)
1992–2007 Bayern Munich 334 (87)
Total 392 (98)
National team
1991–1992 Germany U-21 5 (3)
1992 Germany Olympic 1 (0)
1995–2002 Germany 36 (8)
Teams managed
2007–2009 Bayern U-13
2009–2010 Bayern Munich II
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mehmet Scholl (born Mehmet Yüksel on 16 October 1970) is a former German football player with Turkish-German ancestry. He played most of his career as an attacking midfielder for Bayern Munich. During his career he won the UEFA Cup in 1996 (scoring a goal in each leg of the final), the Euro 1996, and the 2001 UEFA Champions League, as well as eight German Championships (all with Bayern Munich). His success with Bayern makes him the record holder for Bundesliga titles, tied with his former teammate Oliver Kahn. He retired at the end of the 2006–07 Bundesliga season as one of the most successful German football players of all time.

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Career

Club career

Scholl played for SV Nordwest Karlsruhe (from 1976 to 1982) and Karlsruher SC (from 1982 to 1992) before joining Bayern Munich in July 1992. He stayed at Bayern for the rest of his career, wearing the number 7 shirt. Scholl retired from professional football after the 2006–07 season. In 15 seasons at Bayern he has played in 468 competitive matches for Bayern, scoring 116 goals.

He was one of the Bundesliga's most successful players, winning the championship eight times. Aged 19, he made his Bundesliga debut on 21 April 1990, coming on for Karlsruher SC in the 78th minute of their away match against 1. FC Köln, and promptly scored his team's fifth goal in the 90th minute.[1] He has scored 98 goals (11 for Karlsruhe, 87 for Bayern) in 392 Bundesliga matches (58 for Karlsruhe, 334 for Bayern). Scholl has been praised for his technical ability, his creative playmaking, his dribbling skills, and his free kicks. In early 2001, he was voted Player of the Year 2000 by the professional players of the First and Second Bundesliga, and in May 2005, fans voted him one of the eleven greatest Bayern players of all time.[2]

National team

Scholl played 36 matches for the German national team between 1995 and 2002, scoring eight goals.[3] He was part of Germany's winning team at Euro 96 where he played in the quarterfinal, semifinal, and final. In the 69th minute of the final when the Czech Republic was leading 1–0, he was subbed out for the then relatively unknown Oliver Bierhoff who went on to score the two goals that turned the match around for Germany, catapulting Bierhoff to national and international fame.[4] Scholl also played in all three of Germany's games at Euro 2000, scoring Germany's only goal in the tournament.

Mehmet Scholl repeatedly suffered injuries throughout his career, preventing him from maintaining a regular spot on the national team and eventually prompting him to retire from the national team prior to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, making him one of Germany's most successful players never to have played in a World Cup. His frequent injuries also seem to have contributed to his often not playing for the full 90 minutes. He is, in fact, the most substituted player in Bayern Munich history. In 468 matches, he was subbed out 149 times and subbed in 147 times.

Among German football fans, Scholl was one of the most popular footballers because of his character and his unique skills. Before the 2006 World Cup Campaign, more than 100,000 people signed an online petition, "Mehmet für Deutschland",[5] to persuade Jürgen Klinsmann to include Scholl in the German squad. Despite the public support, Scholl was not included.

Scholl was the subject of the 2007 career retrospective documentary film "Frei:Gespielt - Mehmet Scholl: Über das Spiel hinaus" by directors Ferdinand Neumayr and Eduard Augustin.

Coaching career

On 27 April 2009 he was named as interim head coach for Bayern Munich II. He will replace Hermann Gerland who becomes assistant coach under Jupp Heynckes and will continue to work as Under-13 head coach.[6] In July 2009 he was appointed as permanent manager of Bayern II and will leave the team on 30 June 2010 for a year, working on his coaching licence.[7]

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal Europe Total
1989–90 Karlsruher SC Bundesliga 3 1 0 0 3 1
1990–91 27 6 1 0 33 6
1991–92 28 4 2 1 30 5
1992–93 Bayern Munich Bundesliga 31 7 2 0 33 7
1993–94 27 11 2 1 4 1 33 13
1994–95 31 9 1 0 1 0 10 3 43 12
1995–96 30 10 2 0 11 5 43 15
1996–97 23 5 3 1 2 0 28 6
1997–98 32 9 6 2 2 0 8 0 48 11
1998–99 13 4 2 0 0 0 3 0 18 4
1999–00 25 6 3 1 2 0 12 3 42 10
2000–01 29 9 1 1 2 1 16 5 48 16
2001–02 18 6 3 1 0 0 2 0 23 7
2002–03 18 4 4 0 1 0 4 0 27 4
2003–04 5 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 9 1
2004–05 20 3 2 1 0 0 5 1 27 5
2005–06 18 3 3 2 0 0 6 0 27 5
2006–07 14 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 20 1
Total Germany 392 98 40 12 10 1 88 18 530 129
Career total 392 98 40 12 10 1 88 18 530 129

Honours

Personal life

Scholl was born in Karlsruhe, the second son of Ergin and Hella Yüksel, a Turkish father and a German mother. When he was five, his parents divorced, and his mother then married Hermann Scholl from whom Mehmet acquired his last name.

In May 2002 and October 2003, he released two successful mixtapes, featuring his favourite bands. The compilation's title "Mehmet Scholl kompiliert - Vor dem Spiel ist nach dem Spiel" is a reference to Sepp Herberger's famous expression "nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel" ("after the game is before the game"). In an interview, Scholl said he chose this title because he listens to this music before the game, after the game, in the car on the way to the stadium, and in the car when leaving the stadium. The first volume includes songs by The Beta Band, Sportfreunde Stiller, Jimmy Eat World, and The Notwist (complete tracklist) among others. The second volume includes songs by Oasis, Wir sind Helden, and The Flaming Lips (complete tracklist) to name a few. Once a month, he co-presents the feature Mehmets Schollplatten[8] in the program Nachtmix of the Bayern 2 radio station, which is the culturally oriented channel of the federal public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.

In 1993, Scholl married Susanne Pfannendörfer. Their son Lucas-Julian was born on 5 July 1996. Scholl and his wife separated just three months later, in October that same year. They are now divorced. His second wife Jessica gave birth to a girl named Polli in April 2006.

As a young player, Scholl was quoted with the words "hängt die Grünen, solange es noch Bäume gibt" ("hang the Greens while there still are trees"), seemingly expressing his dislike for the German Green Party. He was widely criticized for this quote because most people did not understand his point which was to point that in near future there might be no trees left, thereby giving his statement an ironic touch. Even though he made further ironic remarks in this interview ("One thing you'd never do?" "I'd never put a blind man at an advertising pillar and tell him that this is the wall he needs to walk down to get home."), some people did not get the jokes. However, he was sued by a Green politician for instigation to murder and eventually he donated 15,000 DM to charity. Afterwards, Scholl was asked by a journalist which party he would vote for, but he answered: "Of course, green, because I cannot let them down", which is a better pun in German ("Grün natürlich, ich kann sie ja nicht hängenlassen"). Perhaps, rendering Scholl into English thus; 'green naturally - I cannot leave them hanging' conveys a little more of his wit.[9]

Scholl is officially without religious confession, but is an avid follower of Buddhist principles.[9]

Since his retirement from football, he has taken up nine-pin bowling (Kegeln), a sport in which he already excelled as a youth.[10]

Stats

Games played and goals scored for Bayern Munich
(as of 12 May 2007)
Competition Games Goals Years Won
German Bundesliga 334 87 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006
UEFA Champions League 71 12 20011
UEFA Cup 17 6 1996
German Cup 37 11 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006
German League Cup 9 1 1997, 1998, 1999, 20002
German Supercup 1 0  
Total 469 117  
  • 1In 2001, Bayern also won the Intercontinental Cup (Toyota Cup) by defeating Boca Juniors from Argentina, but Scholl did not play in that match as he was on the bench.
  • 2Bayern won the League Cup in 2004, but Scholl did not play in that

tournament.

References

  1. ^ "1. FC Köln - Karlsruher SC, 21.04.1990" (in German). dfb.de. 31 July 2000. http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=88267. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Fans name greatest Reds of all time". fcbayern.de. 1 June 2005. http://www.fcbayern.t-com.de/en/news/news/2005/04283.php?fcb_sid=5b8c6a3f774d78a0ee1f7e99284268a1. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Spielerinfo Scholl" (in German). dfb.de. http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=500000&no_cache=1&action=showPlayer&liga=Nationalmannschaft&vorname=&nachname=Scholl. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Spielbilanz" (in German). dfb.de. http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=500000&no_cache=1&action=showSchema&liga=Nationalmannschaft&matchid=dfbat27&lang=D. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Mehmet für Deutschland!" (in German). http://www.mehmet-fuer-deutschland.de/. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Scholl übernimmt Bayern II" (in German). http://www.transfermarkt.de/de/news/26945/scholl-uebernimmt-bayern-ii.html. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  7. ^ "Bayerns Drittliga-Team: Gerland statt Scholl [Bayern's 3rd League team: Gerland instead of Scholl]" (in German). Abendzeitung. 1 March 2010. http://www.abendzeitung.de/sport/fc_bayern/169481. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  8. ^ ""Mehmets Schollplatten" auf Bayern 2 - Die Nummer 7 legt auf" (in German). bayern2.de. http://www.br-online.de/bayern2/nachtmix-zuendfunk-/nachtmix-mehmet-scholl-musik-ID123625603832.xml. 
  9. ^ a b "Von jetzt an gehe ich kegeln" (in German). sueddeutsche.de. 18 May 2007. http://www.sueddeutsche.de/sport/interview-mit-mehmet-scholl-von-jetzt-an-gehe-ich-kegeln-1.718466-4. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Einfach normal sein" (in German). sueddeutsche.de. 6 March 2008. http://www.sueddeutsche.de/sport/bundesliga/artikel/514/162067/4/. Retrieved 7 March 2008. [dead link]

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