Karl-Heinz Riedle celebrates return to BVB

Karl-Heinz Riedle played from 1994 to 1997 in the first Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and quite successfully. The man, who is now already 49 years old, won the Champions League with BVB and contributed significantly to the victory with two goals. Now he is back in Dortmund.

Karl-Heinz Riedle experienced perhaps one of his most emotional moments in his life with BVB. In 1997 he won the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund and even scored second goals. In the 3:1 victory over Juventus Turin, these two goals were enormously important. But not only inĀ  in the Champions League Riedle was successful. They also won the German Championship twice in their time. During the career of the 42-time national player Riedle got around a lot. He also played for Lazio Rome and in England for FC Fulham and Liverpool FC. Now he is to take on new tasks at BVB.

Riedle will be the new representative for international travel

“Kalle Riedle is a BVB icon. He is world champion, multiple German champion, Champions League winner”, the Dortmund managing director Joachim Watzke welcomed Riedle’s appointment. He had a “big, black and yellow heart” and was an “authentic, likeable guy”. These qualities have now given him a new role at BVB. In future, he will act as a representative of the BVB on international trips and answer the sometimes annoying press questions. He may also be able to bring a certain spirit to the team, which has been lacking for the last few matchdays, at least in the first Bundesliga.

Whether Riedle’s commitment will have an impact on performance in the Bundesliga is unlikely. In any case, the BVB professionals could use all the help they can get. Things are going well in the Champions League, but quite the opposite is true for the Bundesliga. The win against Gladbach was at least a ray of hope on the last matchday. However, this was due to a big mistake by the opponent. This Sunday, they want to make it on their own. With an odds of 1.44 at bet365 the victory against Eintracht Frankfurt should be. A draw would be with 4.50 rather insufficient and a defeat or a victory of the Frankfurters is with 6.50 actually out of the question.

The bet365 odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.