First-time finalists under Ottmar Hitzfeld, Dortmund seized the day in Munich on 28 May 1997 when Karl-Heinz Riedle struck twice in six first-half minutes to propel them towards a 3-1 victory against Juventus. It was sweet revenge for the German side, who had lost 6-1 to the Bianconeri in the 1993 UEFA Cup final. Oddly, three of the triumphant Juve players in that tie – Júlio César, Jürgen Kohler and Andreas Möller – were winners with Dortmund in 1997.
The Munich showpiece also featured the fastest-ever goal by a UEFA Champions League final substitute, Lars Ricken hitting Dortmund’s third just 16 seconds after coming on.
1 Stéphane Chapuisat
Named Switzerland’s Golden Player as part of UEFA’s Jubilee celebrations in 2004, striker Chapuisat was a Dortmund resident from 1991–99, retiring aged 37 in 2006 after returning to home-town club Lausanne. Since 2008 he has been technical director and chief scout for Berne outfit Young Boys.
2 Jürgen Kohler
The centre-half moved to Dortmund from Juventus in 1995, and was Germany’s player of the year for 1997. Capped 105 times, he retired in 2002 and later coached Germany’s Under-21s. Currently in charge of lower-league Alfter.
3 Jörg Heinrich
The East German full-back joined Dortmund from Freiburg in January 1996, winning the Bundesliga within months and the UEFA Champions League the following season. Now coaching, he will be at the helm of sixth-tier Falkensee-Finkenkrug in 2017/18.
4 Matthias Sammer
Dortmund’s captain in the final, the sweeper signed for BVB in 1993 after failing to settle at Inter. As Dortmund boss between 2000 and 2004, he won a league title and reached the 2002 UEFA Cup final, later serving as Bayern’s sporting director from 2012–16.
5 Stefan Reuter
The ex-Bayern right-back lasted just a season at Juventus (1991/92) before returning to Germany with Dortmund, whom he served until retirement in 2004. Reuter has held various off-the-field roles since then, including as Augsburg’s sporting director since 2012.
6 Martin Kree
A four-year stay at Dortmund, from 1994–98, brought down the curtain on the former Bochum and Leverkusen centre-back’s career. He now runs his own company and has a position on the supervisory board of second-division Bochum.
7 Paulo Sousa
Midfielder Sousa followed up his UEFA Champions League success with Juve in 1995/96 by helping Dortmund triumph against his old side 12 months later – his sole season at BVB. A title-winning coach in Israel and Switzerland, the Portuguese has been in the Fiorentina dugout since 2015.
8 Andreas Möller
The ex-Juve attacking midfielder laid on Dortmund’s third for incoming substitute Ricken. The 1990 FIFA World Cup and EURO ’96 winner retired in 2004, and since October 2015 has been assistant to Hungary coach Bernd Storck.
9 Paul Lambert
The Scotsman crossed for Riedle’s opener and kept Juve danger man Zinédine Zidane shackled in the 1997 final. He later claimed four league championships as a Celtic midfielder, then moved into coaching. Has been Wolverhampton Wanderers boss since November 2016
10 Stefan Klos
A local boy, the keeper made his senior Dortmund debut as a teenager, and anchored their 1995 and 1996 title successes as well as the UEFA Champions League final win. The ex-Rangers No1 is enjoying his retirement in Switzerland.
11 Karl-Heinz Riedle
Serie A experience with Lazio may have helped as the spring-heeled forward scored twice against Juventus. Having run a hotel and a football camp for children in Oberstaufen, he has been an international brand ambassador for BVB since 2014.
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