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Kahn to write autobiography

31 March 2004

MUNICH – Germany and Bayern Munich star Oliver Kahn is to write a book of his experiences entitled “Oliver Kahn – Number One”, local media reported Wednesday.

“I’ve written my thoughts about me, my job and my life,” said the 34-year-old goalkeeper in an interview with the Munich tz daily.

“I place a lot of value on the fact that this isn’t a promotional book like others that have come out in the last year and a half and that have made dubious newspaper headlines,” said Kahn.

Probably the most controversial autobiography by a German footballer in the period referred to by Kahn was former Germany and Bayern Munich teammate Steffen Effenberg’s book titled “I’ve shown it to everyone”.

At the time the midfielder said the book contained “alcohol, drugs, sex, high salaries – I don’t leave anything out”.

However, Kahn intends his book to be different in that he wants to share his experience of living with extreme pressure with others.

“I’ve tried to find out what it’s all about in life – and on the pitch,” said Kahn, who received offers from several publishers and who has already worked six months on the project.

“I’ve spoken my thoughts into a tape recorder. They’ll then be typed down on paper and I’ll edit them once more.”



Subject: German News