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Kahn bids Bayern farewell
03 Sep 2008 - 12:40:26
Oliver Kahn paid an emotional farewell to the Bayern Munich fans after playing in his last game for the club on Tuesday.
The 39-year-old goalkeeper featured in Bayern's 1-1 friendly draw against a Germany XI in Munich and was cheered every time he touched the ball.
After the game, the former Germany international said: "It's the end of an extraordinary part of my life, but also the start of something new. Tonight was very moving for me, perhaps the most emotional moment of my career.
"I was under pressure my whole career whereas now I just had the joy of being out there in this stadium and in front of these fans one last time.
"I have experienced everything that professional football has to offer. Now I can close the book.
"After two decades, you suddenly wake up without a contract, knowing that this phase of your life has come to an end. Then I relaxed a bit and started to enjoy the day.
"I have many new challenges ahead. I spent the first half of my life as a professional footballer. Now the other half is about to begin."