Uwe Rahn

Uwe Rahn

Football player infobox
playername = Uwe Rahn
fullname = Uwe Rahn
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1962|5|21
cityofbirth = Mannheim
countryofbirth = West Germany
height = height|m=1.84
currentclub = Retired
position = Striker / Midfielder
youthyears =
youthclubs = TSV Schönau
Waldhof Mannheim
years = 1980–1988
clubs = Borussia Mönchengladbach
Hertha Berlin
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Eintracht Frankfurt
Urawa Red Diamonds
caps(goals) = 227 0(81)
043 0(13)
021 00(5)
015 00(5)
012 00(3)
007 00(1)
325 (108)
nationalyears = 1984–1987
nationalteam = West Germany
nationalcaps(goals) = 014 00(5)
pcupdate = June 30, 1995
ntupdate = June 30, 1995

Uwe Rahn (born May 21, 1962 in Mannheim) is a former German football player.

Rahn played 318 Bundesliga matches in his professional career, scoring the majority of his 107 Bundesliga goals in his eight years at Borussia Mönchengladbach where he grew to a West Germany international and lifted the kicker-Torjägerkanone award for scoring the most goals in the Bundesliga of 1986-1987. The attacking midfielder scored 24 goals that season, magnificent fourteen in the course of the final nine weeks of the season. Subsequent to this achievement, Rahn was handed the Fußballer des Jahres award in 1987. Shortly after, he was poised to join PSV Eindhoven as a replacement for Ruud Gullit, but a move stalled and did not take place. Less impressive in scoring the season after, Rahn's form decreased massively then and ended in pittance-like transfers to 1. FC Köln, Hertha BSC Berlin, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Eintracht Frankfurt and finally Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan, the club where he finished his career. All the way through those clubs and years he couldn't get his form (and career) back on, something signified by the decreasing length of his spells.

Uwe Rahn, who was from time to time used as striker, appeared in a total of 14 matches for West Germany in between 1984 and 1987. In those games he scored five goals, the most important of them seconds after coming on as a second-half substitute for Felix Magath on his debut against Sweden in a World Cup qualifier on October 17, 1984. Hampered by injury, he was part of the 1986 FIFA World Cup squad of his nation but did not come to action in the tournament.

Often misinterpreted, Rahn has nothing else than the surname in common with Helmut Rahn, the 1954 FIFA World Cup-winning goalscorer of West Germany.

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