Michael Klein (footballer, born 1959)
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Klein in 1990
|Date of birth||10 October 1959|
|Place of birth||Amnaş, Romania|
|Date of death||2 February 1993(aged 33)|
|Place of death||Krefeld, Germany|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|1978–1979||→ Aurul Brad (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Michael Klein (10 October 1959 – 2 February 1993) was a Romanian footballer who played as a left back. He most prominently played for Bayer Uerdingen in the German Bundesliga championship. Klein made 90 appearances for the Romanian national team, scoring five times. He was selected to represent Romania at both the Euro 84 and 1990 FIFA World Cup tournaments.
Klein played for Romanian clubs Corvinul Hunedoara and Dinamo Bucureşti before he moved abroad to play for German club Bayer Uerdingen in 1990. When Uerdingen were relegated following Klein's first season at the club, he followed them to the lower 2nd Bundesliga division. Klein helped the team win promotion in 1992, and he played his last Bundesliga game for Uerdingen in December 1992. He died of a heart attack during a training session on 2 February, at the age of 33.
- Romanian Second League: 1979–80
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