With his trademark gait, bow legs and small stature, there were few footballers easier to recognise from afar than Pierre Littbarski. The Berlin-born attacking midfielder began his career at Cologne in 1978, and was a cult figure when leaving in 1993.
His greatest success at club level was winning the German Cup with Cologne against local rivals Fortuna in 1983, with Littbarski himself scoring the decisive goal

Pierre Littbarski spent most of his playing career at 1.FC Köln during two spells, winning the German Cup once, in 1983, and was also three times Bundesliga runner up. He was initially used as a deep-lying striker before being utilised as a winger

"Litti", as he was nicknamed, was widely known for his excellent dribbling abilities and humorous attitude, being one of the fans favourites in the Bundesliga during this decade. The pinnacle of his career was winning the 1990 World cup for West Germany