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 Pierre LITTBARSKI 1984-1990 
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Name: Pierre Michael Littbarski

Nickname: "Litti"


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Country: :GER: Germany
Club: 1. FC Köln
Number: 7
Position: *WF, SMF, SS, AMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 24-30 years (16/04/1960)

Height: 168 cm
Weight: 64 kg

Attack: 86
Defence: 44
Balance: 76
Stamina: 84
Top Speed: 87
Acceleration: 92
Response: 81
Agility: 94
Dribble Accuracy: 98
Dribble Speed: 94
Short Pass Accuracy: 87
Short Pass Speed: 81
Long Pass Accuracy: 86
Long Pass Speed: 80
Shot Accuracy: 84
Shot Power: 90
Shot Technique: 87
Free Kick Accuracy: 85
Curling: 85
Header: 69
Jump: 78
Technique: 94
Aggression: 92
Mentality: 81
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 80

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Growth type: Standard/Lasting


CARDS:
P05: Trickster
P06: Speed Merchant
P07: Mazing Run
P11: Cut Back Pass
P12: Incisive Run
S01: Reaction
S04: PK Taker
S14: Quick Turn
S18: Cross Over Turn
S20: Scooping

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Tactical Dribble - Reaction - Scoring - Side - Penalties

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


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Playing career

Littbarski spent most of his playing career at 1. FC Köln, winning the German Cup once, in 1983, and was three times runner up in the Bundesliga (1982, 1989 and 1990). He has also played for Racing Club de Paris in Ligue 1 as well as for JEF United and Brummel Sendai in Japan. In his career, he was initially used as a deep-lying striker before being utilised as an attacking midfielder. "Litti", as he was nicknamed by German fans, was widely known for his excellent dribbling abilities and humorous attitude, being one of the fan favourites in German Bundesliga during this decade. In 1985 his goal versus Werder Bremen was elected "Goal of the Year".

International career

Littbarski earned his first cap for West Germany on October 14, 1981 in the 1982 World Cup qualification against Austria. West Germany manager Jupp Derwall started him in a three-man front line alongside Klaus Fischer and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Littbarski's international career got off to a promising start, as he scored both the opening and the second goals in that game. His third international goal came at the 1982 World Cup, in the second round match against Spain, a 2–1 victory. Against France in the semi-final, Littbarski scored the opening goal and, later, on a penalty kick in the deciding post-overtime shoot-out. The now legendary match ended in a 3–3 draw, with the Germans eventually winning 5–4 on penalties. Littbarski was also involved in the dramatic equalizer, crossing to Horst Hrubesch, who headed to Fischer, who in turn scored with an overhead bicycle kick. West Germany lost 3–1 to Italy in the final. Littbarski played the whole match, receiving a yellow card in the 88th minute.

At the UEFA Euro 1984, West Germany, with Littbarski, were eliminated in the group stage after a string of poor performances. The 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, while successful for West Germany, proved less so for Littbarski personally. He was benched by manager Franz Beckenbauer, and had to watch the semi–finals and the finals from the bench. Eventually, West Germany finished again as runners–up, this time losing 3–2 to Argentina.

The German players had high hopes for the UEFA Euro 1988 on their home soil. However, the hosts lost 2–1 to the Netherlands in the semi–finals. Littbarski did not score any goals in the tournament. In 1990, Littbarski enjoyed a successful final appearance at the FIFA World Cup, as West Germany won their third title, defeating Argentina 1–0 in the final in Rome. Littbarski scored his only goal in the group stage against Colombia but started three of the four games at the knockout stage, including the final.

Managerial career

In 1999 he started his coaching career with Yokohama FC of Japan Football League and he led the club to the promotion to J. League Division 2. He has also been the manager of Yokohama FC (twice), as well as assistant manager of Bayer 04 Leverkusen and manager of MSV Duisburg.





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