Martin Kree

Martin Kree (born 27 January 1965) is a German former footballer,[1] who played mostly as a central defender.

Martin Kree
Personal information
Full name Martin Kree
Date of birth (1965-01-27) 27 January 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth Wickede, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
0000–1980 TuS Wickede
1980–1983 VfL Bochum
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1984 VfL Bochum II
1983–1989 VfL Bochum 164 (28)
1989–1994 Bayer Leverkusen 156 (22)
1994–1998 Borussia Dortmund 81 (1)
National team
1984–1985 West Germany U-21 5 (0)
1986 West Germany B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

During a 15-year professional career, Kree played 401 Bundesliga games for VfL Bochum, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund.[2]

CareerEdit

Born in Wickede, North Rhine-Westphalia, Kree made his first division debuts with VfL Bochum in 1983–84 – seven matches, one goal – netting an impressive 12 goals in his sixth season (only three penalty kicks), while only missing six matches in his last four seasons combined.

After a further five seasons with Bayer 04 Leverkusen, playing in all 38 league matches with nine goals in the first campaign with teams from the re-unified Germany, Kree moved to Borussia Dortmund, where he won back-to-back league championships, the 1997 Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup, also in that year. During the club's Champions League victorious campaign, he played in eight matches (six complete, including the final).

Kree retired from football in 1998, aged 33.

Career statisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
1983–84 VfL Bochum II Oberliga
1983–84 VfL Bochum Bundesliga 7 1 1 0 8 1
1984–85 27 2 3 0 30 2
1985–86 33 2 5 0 38 2
1986–87 32 4 1 0 33 4
1987–88 32 7 4 1 36 8
1988–89 33 12 3 0 36 12
1989–90 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 34 7 2 0 36 7
1990–91 32 2 2 1 6 0 40 3
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
1991–92 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bundesliga 38 9 5 0 43 9
1992–93 34 4 7 2 41 6
1993–94 18 0 3 1 4 0 25 1
1994–95 Borussia Dortmund 24 1 1 0 7 0 32 1
1995–96 23 0 3 0 5 1 31 1
1996–97 21 0 0 0 8 0 29 0
1997–98 13 0 2 1 4 0 19 1
Total West Germany 21 2 6 0
Germany 171 14 21 4 28 1 220 19
Career total 42 6 34 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kree, Martin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  2. ^ Matthias Arnhold (22 May 2014). "Martin Kree - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 6 June 2014.

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