German goalkeeper who was considered one of the best ever, winning the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper Award three times from 1999 to 2002 and the Best Bundesliga Keeper Award an astounding 7 times between 1994 and 2002.
He helped Bayern Munich win eight Bundesliga championships in 14 years.
In a match against England in 2001, he conceded five goals, including a hat-trick by Michael Owen.
He began his soccer career at the age of 12 on the local Karlsruher SC junior team.
He raised two children with his former wife and then in 2011, he had a son with his girlfriend.