Rudolf 'Rudi' Völler (born 13 April 1960 in Hanau, Hesse) won the FIFA World Cup in 1990 as a player and coached the national team to second place at the 2002 World Cup. Völler joined Werder Bremen in 1982, winning his first cap for Germany in the same year. In 1987 he was transferred to A.S. Roma, where he became a mainstay of the team and earned the nickname 'il tedesco volante' (the flying German). He won the Italian Cup in 1991. In 1992 Völler joined Olympique Marseille, winning the Champions League with this team in 1993. Returning to Germany, he joined Bayer Leverkusen in 1994, where he ended his career as a player in 1996.