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I officially started at Bayer 04 40 years ago. I signed the contract, which came into effect on 1 July 1981, in Leverkusen in April. I'll never forget how I went down to the pitch to a corner flag at the Ulrich Haberland Stadium immediately after signing. I had a good look round and said to myself: "You'll celebrate your success here."
But, of course, I never dreamt I would still be here 40 years later. Where have those 40 years gone? Sometimes I don't even know myself. You can get nostalgic looking back over that long period of time.
My years as a player at this great club stand out in my memory. Winning the UEFA Cup win on 18 May 1988 and the DFB Cup on 12 June 1993 are the sporting highlights. But my other jobs at the club have always been fun whether that's as a goalkeeping coach, fan liaison officer or storyteller. At the same time, the sun doesn’t always shine. For example, I'll never forget the tears of 20 May 2000 in Unterhaching.
Titles, wins, defeats, dramas, friendships: I've got 40 exciting years behind me and I'm proud of that time and grateful to the club close to my heart Bayer 04 for being able to experience all that.
And now a few moving images from my playing career. In the video you will find a few saves but also my two worst howlers.
Jürgen Röber was born on 25 December 1953 in Gernrode in former East Germany. He came to the west with his parents in 1956, living in Bertlich in the district of Recklinghausen and playing for SuS Bertlich up to U15 level. He then moved to FC Zons in the Lower Rhine region and spent his final youth years there. Werder Bremen became aware of the strong-running midfielder via Verbandsliga clubs Ford Niehl and TuS Lingen and brought him into the Bundesliga in 1974.Show more
In 1963 there was a matchday between Christmas and New Year. 3000 spectators came to the Ulrich Haberland Stadium on 29 December. In blazing sunshine and wonderful winter weather, Bayer 04 play SpVgg Herten, a club from Recklinghausen, on a good playing surface. In a time before substitutes with injured players staying on the pitch like statues, the Werkself are fighting to stay up. .Show more
In this video you can watch impressive and important goals in the history of Bayer 04 in the month of December. It is not always about the beauty of the goals but also about remembering special games and players.Show more
Matchday 17 in the 1983/84 season brings a derby at the Ulrich Haberland Stadium. It is 9 December 1983, the last game before the winter break. Our stadium is, unimaginable today, not sold out but does have a decent crowd of 15,000. Around 2,000 spectators have crossed the Rhine from Cologne.Show more
On Saturday, 2 December 1978, Bundesliga 2 northern section leaders Bayer 04 hosted the team sitting third in the southern section, SpVgg Bayreuth, in the third round of the DFB-Pokal.Show more