German midfielder who captained his West German national team to victory at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
He began his soccer career with a local youth club, FC Herzogenaurach, before moving to Borussia Monchengladbach, one of the top teams in Europe at the time.
He was named both the European Footballer of the Year and World Soccer Player of the Year in 1990.
He was born in 1961 in Erlangen, West Germany.
He had the unenviable task of marking the Argentine star, Diego Maradona in the 1986 World Cup match against Argentina.