Ottmar Hitzfeld, the man who led Borussia Dortmund to back-to-back league titles in 1995 and 1996 as well as the UEFA Champions League in 1997, celebrates his 70th birthday today. Borussia Dortmund would like to congratulate their former head coach on his birthday and wish him health and happiness in the future.

Ottmar Hitzfeld's six year spell as head coach (1991 to 1997), which started with a second-placed finish in 1991/92, was the longest in club history until the Klopp era (2008 to 2015). Hitzfeld stayed on a further year in the capacity of sporting director (1997/98), a season in which the club lifted the club world cup. (br)