Karl-Heinz Riedle | 1995-1997


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Karl-Heinz Riedle | 1995-1997

Postby PES Stats Database » 2009 Mar 22, 12:47

Club: Borussia Dortmund



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Riedle started his senior career at FC Augsburg. He then moved to Blau-Weiss 90 Berlin in 1986, who had just been promoted to the Bundesliga. However, the club finished last in that season, but Riedle managed to earn the interest of his next club Werder Bremen. He played for the side, coached by Otto Rehhagel, from 1987 to 1990. He scored 18 goals in 33 games in his first season and helped Bremen to win the Bundesliga title in that year. That season, he made his debut for the West German national team as well. He was able to score against Finland in his first international match. Furthermore, Riedle and Bremen appeared in two DFB-Pokal finals (1989 & 1990), which they lost both.

In 1990, Riedle was a member of the West German side that won the World Cup. The same year, he moved to Lazio of the Italian Serie A for a transfer fee of 5.5 million pounds. One of his most memorable matches during that time period was the Euro 1992 semi-final of Germany against Sweden, in which he scored 2 goals and helped Germany to reach the final against Denmark.

Riedle returned to Germany in 1993 and joined Borussia Dortmund. He helped Dortmund to win two Bundesliga titles in 1995 and 1996. In 1997, he scored two goals in the Champions League Final to help upset Juventus 3-1.

In 1997, Riedle joined Liverpool of the English Premier League. Unable to secure a regular place in the lineup, he joined Fulham in 1999. Riedle, along with his old Liverpool manager Roy Evans, served as the caretaker manager for the end of the 1999/2000 season after Paul Bracewell had been fired in March, 2000. Riedle retired from football in 2001. He scored his last goal in a 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers in a Division One match.
Riedle was one of the best header of all times: his main characteristic was his incredible jump, though not very tall, his unnatural leap allowed him to jump above the taller defensor. He owned also a powerful and accurate header, he literally "smashed" the ball.


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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby Jez » 2009 Jun 14, 23:29

he cant have been THIS good at heading :shock:
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby CDDRodrigo » 2009 Jun 15, 00:27

Best header of all time? Really?
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby crisfar » 2009 Jun 15, 01:59

Believe me I have seen him playing many times and I have not seen in football history a jump and header like him, also considering his height... He was able to jump high and remain sospended in the air like Michael Jordan and hit the ball like a foot...
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby choccy » 2009 Jun 15, 17:22

da_ni wrote:I never thought he was such a good header...i only remember of him from (maybe) World cup 94, or euro 96, but in england the forwords of germany were klinsman and Bierhof (if i'm not mistaken...), and i always thought Bierhof was the best header of all time in germany... there was a post, either in bierhoff or Jardel, that they were the best headers of all time in football history, and bierhoff has 97 in headding an 90 in jump, and jardel has 98 and 86 in headding and jumping respectively...


Agree, Bierhoff was superior in the air, not only because Bierhoff had better physique. He was a good header of the ball, but header needs to come down, especially as Bierhoff had a lot more power on his headers. 92?

About jump, he a had a great leap but 99 is too extreme. Not sure of what value, but I'd rather see it in the lower 90's.
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby crisfar » 2009 Jun 15, 23:32

Bierhoff took advantage of his taller and heavier phisique, and better positioning...you need to see some headers I saw Riedle performing in his years in W Bremen and Lazio, literally flying and smashing the ball, he might have lost some strengh from '94 on...
Though I lowered a bit ATT and ST because he has never scored tons of goals...
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby choccy » 2009 Jun 16, 01:22

I saw him plenty for Werder, which is why I'm posting in his thread.

Nothing you just said justified the values you gave him. I mentioned Bierhoff's physiquejust to say that his physique was irrelevant, his headers were clearly more powerful than Riedle's. That we're even discussing this makes me think you haven't seen either players.

As for his jump, I think that's debatable. 99 is as I said over the top, there's just no sense in giving him that much. There are many players I've seen show a lot more height in their jump, the most extreme I've ever seen is Cameroon's M'Fede (or that's who I think it was) vs Argentina in the WC in 1994. I've seen picures of it (couldn't find them now), he literally jumped over an Argentine player. If Riedle is given 99, what room is there left for M'Fede or other guys who really have a cangaroo spring in them? Riedle wasn't even close here.
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby crisfar » 2009 Jun 16, 18:13

I think I may be quite older than you and I am Italian, I have been following Serie A since the 80's and I have regularly followed these players specially in their italian years, I agree Biehroff scored more headers due to above reasons I ve mentioned but Riedle who was only 178 cm to jump above all defenders like I ve seen he must have had a higher jump than everybody, it was remarked by all medias that times...
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby Alcohomicide » 2009 Jun 17, 19:56

Hahahahahahaha. These jump stats are wrong. Sorry! :D Your justifications are poor too.

I saw him play in Lazio and Liverpool - the stat is wrong. Compare his jump to all the other player around this height who are known for incredible leaps (CAHILL ALERT!!) and many headers won and you will see his jump should be 93/94. I don't care if Bierhoff was taller - it's irrelevant because his jump is always going to be less. Have you tested 99 jump? :shock: I gave Benayoun 99 header and 99 jump and I was scoring diving headers from outside the box!! :lol: Not to mention the fact that John Terry was helpless on crosses. This is a prime example of reality vs. nostalgia.
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby Ken » 2009 Jun 17, 20:02

Alcohomicide wrote:Hahahahahahaha. These jump stats are wrong. Sorry! :D Your justifications are poor too.

I saw him play in Lazio and Liverpool - the stat is wrong. Compare his jump to all the other player around this height who are known for incredible leaps (CAHILL ALERT!!) and many headers won and you will see his jump should be 93/94. I don't care if Bierhoff was taller - it's irrelevant because his jump is always going to be less. Have you tested 99 jump? :shock: I gave Benayoun 99 header and 99 jump and I was scoring diving headers from outside the box!! :lol: Not to mention the fact that John Terry was helpless on crosses. This is a prime example of reality vs. nostalgia.


What so special about scoring a header outside the box ?? I score one with my BAL player and his stat is Heading 68 Jump 70 :evil: :twisted:
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby sencesor » 2009 Jun 17, 20:12

Alcohomicide wrote:

Hahahahahahaha. These jump stats are wrong. Sorry! :D Your justifications are poor too.

I saw him play in Lazio and Liverpool - the stat is wrong. Compare his jump to all the other player around this height who are known for incredible leaps (CAHILL ALERT!!) and many headers won and you will see his jump should be 93/94. I don't care if Bierhoff was taller - it's irrelevant because his jump is always going to be less. Have you tested 99 jump? :shock: I gave Benayoun 99 header and 99 jump and I was scoring diving headers from outside the box!! :lol: Not to mention the fact that John Terry was helpless on crosses. This is a prime example of reality vs. nostalgia.


No doubt warranted...:lol: :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby Alcohomicide » 2009 Jun 17, 20:56

I dunno, Ken. I just find a strange connotation in the idea of a small Jewish male sending a round ball flying through the arms of a tall Czechian man who likes his helmet. :lol:

Maybe we should just give YOU 99 in every stat, eh? You champ, you!! :mrgreen: J/k
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby Ken » 2009 Jun 17, 21:55

Alcohomicide wrote:I dunno, Ken. I just find a strange connotation in the idea of a small Jewish male sending a round ball flying through the arms of a tall Czechian man who likes his helmet. :lol:

Maybe we should just give YOU 99 in every stat, eh? You champ, you!! :mrgreen: J/k


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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby crisfar » 2009 Jun 19, 01:41

OK too many agrees so i have to start to give up a little, but I cut one point for each value, my memories still convince me he had something extraordinary in his arial skills...
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby Alcohomicide » 2009 Jun 20, 00:30

Ahahaha, is that a joke? 1 point. :lol:
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby crisfar » 2009 Dec 20, 01:56



Check a compilation of his goals in Lazio and a goal he scored playing with Germany in the second video (at 6:10 min.) ... see the explosivity of his jump, the strenght he is able to strike the ball with his head and how he owns the defenders in aerial battles...simply unbelievable! In the first video there is a goal he scored against Milan when he jump with F. Baresi if you watch frame by frame it is possible to see how they first go up together than you see Baresi coming down while Kalle is still suspended in the air way higher...
From his biography on LazioWiki.org, a sort of wikipedia all dedicated to S.S. Lazio with history and biographies on the most important players of all history of the club:
"Riedle has been a very inportant player. He was determinated and courageous. He pointed straight the goal always in depth. He was a fighter but correct, left the pitch after given all he had. But his best feature was certainly his header, which he scored most of his goals. Probably he was the best specialist of all times in headers.
Maybe only the giant John Chales can get close at the level of the german player. This ability did not come from his height (177 cm, 71 kg) but from his extraordinary quality of remaining suspended in the air and from perfect timing of jump. He seemed he could really win the force of gravity. The sharp stroke with the forehead often ended up in the net."
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby alrizal » 2013 Jan 22, 14:06

is this guy more aggressive header than inzaghi?
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Re: Karl-Heinz RIEDLE 1991/92

Postby crisfar » 2013 Jan 22, 14:49

Definitely better header than Pippo, overall as striker way behind him though...

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