From Adler to Zé Roberto: Legends meet up at the BayArena

The squad has been confirmed for the club anniversary of '40 years Bundesliga'. Bayer 04 Leverkusen will celebrate the Werkself's promotion to the Bundesliga in 1979 over three days from 10 to 12 May 2019. The club has invited former players to Leverkusen to share in making the Bundesliga history celebration a great success.

The legends will be led by Bernd Schneider, Ulf Kirsten and Stefan Kießling who received the most votes from supporters in a poll in March for the 'Bundesliga All-Stars'. The longest journeys will be made by the Brazilians Paulo Sergio and Zé Roberto plus UEFA Cup winner Bum-kun Cha, who will be flying into Germany from South Korea. Former coaches Willibert Kremer, Christoph Daum and Klaus Toppmöller will also be there.

"The number of positive replies  we've had from our club legends has been fantastic," said Fernando Carro, the chairman of the Bayer 04 board. "That shows you the sort of players the club have had and how much their time at Leverkusen still means to them today. This weekend will be very special for our legends but also for our fans, partners and staff – a black and red family event.“

The following Bayer 04 legends will be present over the weekend: Réne Adler, Dimitar Berbatov, Fred Bockholt, Matthias Brücken, Klaus Bruckmann, Bum-kun Cha, Christoph Daum, Andreas Fehse, Jürgen Gelsdorf, Harry Gniech, Falko Götz, Markus Happe, Heinz Heitmann, Dieter Herzog, Thomas Hörster, Juan, Gerd Kentschke, Stefan Kießling, Ulf Kirsten, Peter Klimke, Willi Korth, Willibert Kremer, Hans-Peter Lehnhoff, Ioan Lupescu, Erik Meijer, Klaus Meul, Markus Münch, Jens Nowotny, Paulo Sergio, Walter Posner, Knut Reinhardt, Stefan Reinartz, Simon Rolfes, Hans-Jürgen Scheinert, Bernd Schneider, Christian Schreier, Klaus Schulze, Andreas Thom, Klaus Toppmöller, Dieter Trzolek, Matthias Valentin, Rudi Völler, Rüdiger Vollborn, Christian Wörns, Zé Roberto, Norbert Ziegler and Boris Zivkovic.

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