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 Michael TARNAT 1997-2001 
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Name: Michael Tarnat

Nickname: ''Tanne'' (''Fir'')


Country: :GER: Germany
Club: FC Bayern München
Position: *WB, SMF, SB, (DMF optional/later in his career)
Side: LF/LS
Age: 28-32 years (27/10/1969)

Height: 186 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Attack: 75
Defence: 73
Balance: 87
Stamina: 85
Top Speed: 82
Acceleration: 78
Response: 75
Agility: 77
Dribble Accuracy: 77
Dribble Speed: 80
Short Pass Accuracy: 77
Short Pass Speed: 81
Long Pass Accuracy: 83
Long Pass Speed: 90
Shot Accuracy: 74
Shot Power: 97
Shot Technique: 74
Free Kick Accuracy: 87
Curling: 79
Header: 76
Jump: 75
Technique: 80
Aggression: 76
Mentality: 79
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 81

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 3
Growth Type: Standard/Lasting

S06 - Outside curve
S09 - Covering
S13 - Long Throw
P11 - Long Ranger

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Middle Shooting - Outside - Covering - Long Throw

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


He is a left-footed full-back who has also played wingback and defensive midfield. His nickname is "Tanne", meaning "fir" in English. He ended his career with Hannover 96, having previously played for MSV Duisburg, Karlsruher SC, Bayern Munich and Manchester City. A veteran of 19 caps for Germany, Tarnat also participated in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He is renowned for his powerful free kicks and similar long-shots with his strong left foot.

Tarnat started to play football at the club SV Hilden-Nord before starting his professional career in 1991 when he joined MSV Duisburg. He made his Bundesliga debut 2 on August 1991 in Duisburg's home match against VfB Stuttgart and went on to make 58 appearances for the club in the league in the following two seasons, also scoring his first Bundesliga goal in Duisburg's 1–1 draw away against VfB Leipzig on 27 August 1993. He moved to Karlsruher SC in the summer of 1994 and grew into one of the team's stars, alongside Thomas Häßler and Thorsten Fink. His trademark was his super-hard left-footed shot, which made him one of the best free-kick takers of his Bundesliga generation. In three seasons with KSC, Tarnat made 81 Bundesliga appearances and scored seven goals for the club in the league. In 1996, he was called up into the German national team for the first time and made his international debut in Germany's 1998 World Cup qualifier against Armenia on 9 October 1996.

In 1997, he got his big break when Bayern Munich bought him along with Fink. He played well on his left flank, good enough to give star left full-back Bixente Lizarazu almost a full season on the bench. In the following seasons, trainer Ottmar Hitzfeld would often play them both, giving Bayern one of the best left flanks in Europe. Tarnat's Bayern career was extremely successful. He was German champion in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003, won the German Cup in 1998, 2000 and 2003 and the UEFA Champions League in 2001. Tarnat also played in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final in which Bayern lost 2–1 to Manchester United with two stoppage-time goals.
In Bayern Munich's away match against Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1999–2000 Bundesliga season, Tarnat memorably played half an hour in the second half as a goalkeeper. In the match, Oliver Kahn was forced to leave the pitch after sustaining an injury in collision with teammate Samuel Kuffour and his replacement Bernd Dreher was also injured after he spent less than ten minutes on the pitch, allowing Tarnat to come off the bench to take his place between the sticks. Very remarkably, Bayern had trailed 0–1, but scored the equaliser only two minutes after Tarnat entered the match and eventually managed to win 2–1 after Kuffour scored the winning goal in the 80th minute.

In the late years, however, Tarnat became somewhat injury-prone, which effectively ended his international career in 1998 after 19 caps and caused Bayern to bench him often. In six seasons of playing for Bayern, Tarnat made 122 Bundesliga appearances and scored eight goals for the club in the league. He made a move to Manchester City in 2003, making 32 Premier League appearances and scoring three goals for the club in the league before returning to Germany by signing with Hannover 96 a year later, where he has been playing ever since. Even at an advanced age, Tarnat is still a respected full-back and has always been a regular in the Hannover 96 team. On 17 May 2009 it was announced that he will retire from professional football. He played his last game for Hannover on 29 July 2009 vs Arsenal. In August 2009 he will return to Bayern Munich to work within their youth program.

He was also a regular in the German national team at the 1998 World Cup finals in France, appearing in four out of five matches played by the team at the tournament before they were surprisingly eliminated by Croatia in the quarterfinals. In the group game against Yugoslavia, his freekick led to Siniša Mihajlović scoring an own goal.


Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:12 am
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Gurkenjoe what do you think of those stats? I clearly see few things which should go down like CUR, MEN, TMW and maybe even RES. Also not sure about yellow DS, technique and dribbling also seem a bit generouss. He had maybe the strongest shot in history, physical strength and solid crosses, but all the rest was pretty modest...

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Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:16 am
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Agree for lowering MEN, TMW, RES and CUR . For those other values I'm not 100% sure, if it's okay, I'll watch some games at the weekend and come back to you for this set ;)
Btw, his greatest game for us:

(Just kidding but his save at 1:01 is still awesome :D)

Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:49 pm
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Well TEC, DA, DS can remain on current values, it's not some big problem. But certainly what needs to be changed is CUR, his shots were like Alex (Milan,Chelsea,PSV) just blasted as hard as possible. Although he could apply decent curle on the ball when crossing.. Also from the few games I've watched in the last days, he was pretty invisible, with very little ball contacts, just making some occassional passes and that's all. That's why I think he could get -2 on both MEN and TMW. Also some aggressive tackling.

Btw I remember very well that game, I watched it with old friend of mine who's a big Dortmund fan.

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Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:04 pm
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As I already said, I agree with those changes (tbh 84 in TMW is pretty high for a WB anyway) ;)
I'd like to keep TEC in yellow (I wouldn't say his ball control was that bad) but DA & DS can be reduced a little bit..
For CUR: I see him above him Alex regarding CUR, maybe 80 would work here..

Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:51 pm
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