|Thomas Hassler (born May 30, 1966
in West Berlin) is a former German football (soccer) midfielder.
With the German national team, Hässler won the 1990 World Cup
and Euro 96.
On the club level, Hässler played for FC Cologne (1984-90),
Juventus (1990-91), AS Roma (1991-94), Karlsruher SC (1994-98),
Borussia Dortmund (1998-99), 1860 Munich (1999-2003), and SV
For Germany, Hässler was capped 101 times, scoring 11 goals.
Other than the two major tournament wins, he also played for his
country at the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, Euro 92, and Euro 2000.
He also won a bronze medal for West Germany at the 1988 Summer
Olympics. He was the dominant figure of the Euro 92, displaying
performances that were reminiscent of Diego Maradona's 1986
World Cup exploits. He displayed a specialty for scoring
spectacular free kicks and dazling dribbling sprees.
Hässler's nickname is "Icke" - awarded to him for his
pronunciation of "Ich" (German for "I") in typical Berlin
dialect. He founded the music label MTM Music in March 1996.