Uwe Rahn (born 21 May 1962) is a German former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Uwe Rahn
Personal information
Full name Uwe Rahn
Date of birth (1962-05-21) 21 May 1962 (age 59)
Place of birth Mannheim, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1970–1975 TSV Schönau
1975–1980 Waldhof Mannheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1988 Borussia Mönchengladbach 227 (81)
1988–1990 1. FC Köln 43 (13)
1990–1991 Hertha BSC 21 (5)
1991–1992 Fortuna Düsseldorf 15 (5)
1992–1993 Eintracht Frankfurt 12 (3)
1993–1994 Urawa Reds 7 (1)
Total 325 (108)
National team
1982–1984 West Germany U-21 3 (0)
1984 West Germany Olympic 5 (4)
1984–1987 West Germany 14 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Rahn played 318 Bundesliga matches in his professional career,[1] scoring the majority of his 107 Bundesliga goals in his eight years at Borussia Mönchengladbach where he grew to a West Germany international and lifted the kicker-Torjägerkanone award for scoring the most goals in the Bundesliga of 1986–87. The attacking midfielder scored 24 goals that season, fourteen in the course of the final nine weeks of the season. Subsequent to this achievement, Rahn was awarded Footballer of the Year (Germany) in 1987. Shortly after, he was poised to join PSV Eindhoven as a replacement for Ruud Gullit, but a move stalled and did not take place. Less impressive in scoring the season after, Rahn's form decreased massively then and ended in pittance-like transfers to 1. FC Köln, Hertha BSC, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Eintracht Frankfurt and finally Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan, the club where he finished his career. All the way through those clubs and years he couldn't get his form (and career) back on, something signified by the decreasing length of his spells.

Rahn, who was from time to time used as striker, appeared in a total of 14 matches for West Germany in between 1984 and 1987.[2] In those games he scored five goals, the most important of them seconds after coming on as a second-half substitute for Felix Magath on his debut against Sweden in a World Cup qualifier on 17 October 1984. Hampered by injury, he was part of the 1986 FIFA World Cup squad of his nation but did not come to action in the tournament. Rahn also competed for West Germany at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[3]

Rahn is not related to Helmut Rahn, the 1954 FIFA World Cup-winning goalscorer of West Germany.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[4]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1980–81 Bundesliga 14 3 14 3
1981–82 30 2 30 2
1982–83 24 3 24 3
1983–84 31 14 31 14
1984–85 34 14 34 14
1985–86 28 9 28 9
1986–87 31 24 31 24
1987–88 25 12 25 12
1988–89 10 0 10 0
Total 227 81 227 81
1. FC Köln 1988–89 Bundesliga 20 7 20 7
1989–90 23 6 23 6
Total 43 13 43 13
Hertha BSC 1990–91 Bundesliga 21 5 21 5
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1991–92 Bundesliga 15 5 15 5
Eintracht Frankfurt 1992–93 Bundesliga 12 3 12 3
Urawa Reds 1993 J1 League 7 1 2 0 4 0 13 1
1994 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 1 2 0 4 0 13 1
Career total 325 108 2 0 4 0 331 108

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany 1984 2 1
1985 7 3
1986 2 1
1987 3 0
Total 14 5

HonoursEdit

Borussia Mönchengladbach

1. FC Köln

West Germany

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matthias Arnhold (5 February 2015). "Uwe Rahn - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ Matthias Arnhold (5 February 2015). "Uwe Rahn - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Uwe Rahn Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  4. ^ Uwe Rahn at National-Football-Teams.com
  5. ^ "Bundesliga Historie 1986/87" (in German). kicker.

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