CSAR Cult Hero : Uwe Rösler
By Darren Wells-Burr
on October 29, 2010 - 60 views
Club: Manchester City
Position: Centre Forward
Uwe Rösler joined Manchester City in 1994 after failing to make an impact in the German league. At 25 years of age, he made a strong start to his first season, grabbing an impressive 22 goals as a typical power-house German forward.
In his second season at City, his disagreements with manager Alan Ball restricted him to substitute appearances. During that period warming the bench, he scored a memorable goal against arch-rivals Manchester United in an FA Cup tie. Uwe famously celebrated by pointing to the name on his back, directly in view of the manager.
Unfortunately, City were relegated at the end of the 95-96 campaign, however, Rösler would cement his cult-status by becoming the top scorer for a further two consecutive seasons. As any City fan will tell you, Rösler was no susperstar but his hard work and unpredictability won over the supporters. There were even reported stories that the German’s grandfather had bombed Old Trafford during the war. That is certainly one way to enhance your status in the blue half of Manchester!
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