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Oliver Kahn Official Best Player Of The World(Cup)  
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Posted (12 years 6 months 7 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Oliver Kahn is the first goalkeeper ever to receive the adidas Golden Ball trophy which is awarded to the best player of the tournament. The 2nd place goes to the Brazilian striker Ronaldo.

votes in %
Oliver KAHN GER 147 25%
RONALDO BRA 126 21%
HONG Myung BO KOR 108 18%



Congratulations!

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User currently offlineKrushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 7 hours ago) and read 2542 times:


Germany lost the final match mostly because of a mistake of its best player, Herr Kahn.
Beware Germans! Your team is dangerously starting to behave as Spain, which has a long tradition of the best player blowing it in decisive matches:
Cardeñosa in '78, Arconada in Europe Cup '84, Zubi in '98, Raul in Europe Cup 2000, and in this WC Joaquin failed the decisive penalty against Korea...

Anyway congratulations Ollie, no doubt he is a great goalkeeper !!



User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 7 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Kahn made a mistake, yes. But the brazilian goal was not only his fault. Hamann lost the ball shortly before, and Kahn was injured after Ronaldo stepped on his hand 5 minutes before the goal (he can't play fpr 6 weeks). Kahn has already shown that he has the nerves to decide a final FOR his team. (CL '01)

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 7 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Such is the tragic of the goalkeeper - he can be brilliant throughout a whole match (or tournament in this case) - one single mistake destroys everything. I was thinking about Harald Schumacher all the time before the final (i.e. BEFORE Rethy Béla mentioned it) - we even discussed this while sitting in front of the TV during the match itself - if Kahn will be beaten, it will be by a massive blunder of his. Could we know how cruelly we would be proven right... :-(

Daniel Smile

P.S.: If he was hurt and he knew it, why didn´t he had himself substituted? That´s part of greatness too, knowing when one can´t be of service to the team any more.


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Well, even an injured Kahn is better than a healthy Lehmann, I guess  Big grin

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5485 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

Good for him, he deserved it.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

I'm with Blink182, he absolutely deserved it. Germany are not a great side, and even with a relatively easy route to the final, they would not have made it without him. Of course, this makes it even more ironic that the first mistake he made all tournament gifted Brazil their first goal. I actually feel a bit sorry for him about that.

By the way, isn't he the first goalkeeper ever to win this award?



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

to quote myself:

"Oliver Kahn is the first goalkeeper ever to receive the adidas Golden Ball trophy which is awarded to the best player of the tournament."  Smile


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Can't rely on one player to win a tournement. He can't keep having clean sheets forever, and it was unlucky that it was against the strongest team in the tournement that his luck finally ran out.

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Racko, I rarely read your comments all the way through, since you are clearly an ignorant boorish German wearing lederhosen and having no sense of humour...  Big grin


Oh, OK, I'll admit I should have noticed it first time! Big grin



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
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