Marco Bode (1969)

Marco Bode (July 23, 1969). Former German attacker. Child of Werder Bremen. Played almost his entire football career there. Received only ten yellow cards in thirteen seasons. Scored over a hundred times.

Marco Bode joined the amateurs of Werder Bremen in 1998. He came from the VfR Osterode 08. Not long after the switch, he was discovered by Otto Rehagel who made him the selection of the flagship. It was the beginning of a long professional career with the green-white formation from the Hanseatic city.

Bode remained active in Bremen for no less than thirteen seasons. He played 379 games, scoring 101 times. He is therefore record holder at Werder. In addition to his Bundesligagoals, he also put 23 in a European context. Bode also stood out for his extremely fair playing style. He only scored fifteen yellow cards in all the matches he played for Werder and the German national team. In total 535.

The left leg achieved great success with Werder Bremen. German champion in 1993, cup winner in 1991, 1994 and 1999 and European cup winner in 1992. In 1996 and 2002 he became sportsman of the year in Bremen.

From 1995 to 2002, Bode wore the national jersey of Germany 40 times. He scored nine times in it. In 1996 he became European champion in England in six later vice world champion. Germany lost the final 0-2 to Brazil. It was also the last game of Bode as an international and as a professional footballer.

After his active career, Marco became a reporter at ARD in 2004. Three years later, he joined the commercial channel Première TV. He is also active in sports marketing and the film world. In addition, he is committed to the youth football foundation in Germany, which was founded in 2000 by Jürgen Klinsmann.

In November 2012, Marco Bode became a member of the supervisory board of Werder Bremen. He has even been chairman of the same council since October 2014. He succeeded Willi Lemke.

(Photo: ANP – Cor Mulder)

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