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Dietmar Hamann remains the most decorated player to feature for the Dons...

20 May 2020

On this day in 2010, MK Dons pulled off the shock signing of German international midfielder Dietmar Hamann.

The former Bayern Munich and Liverpool man moved to Stadium MK as a player-coach, 10 months after leaving Premier League side Manchester City.

He said at the time of arrival: “I had a few options last year but the right thing wasn't there. It's a professionally run football club and it’s a club that wants to go higher and into the Championship."

"[Me and Karl Robinson] spoke and I was instantly attracted by the possibility to play and to do some coaching as well. We managed to work something out and I'm happy to be here."

With a UEFA Champions League winners medal, two Bundesliga titles and an appearance in a World Cup final to his name, Hamann is the most decorated player ever to wear the MK Dons shirt.

He made his debut for the Dons in the season opener away at Walsall on 7th August 2010 and would go on to play a further 12 games under Karl Robinson before leaving to join the coaching staff at Leicester City in February 2011.


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