Mehmet Scholl

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Mehmet Scholl (born Mehmet Yüksel; 16 October 1970- ) is a former German footballer and manager with Turkish-German ancestry. He played most of his career as an attacking midfielder for Bayern Munich. During his career he won the UEFA Cup in 1996 (scoring a goal in each leg of the final), the Euro 1996, and the UEFA Champions League in 2001, as well as eight German Championships (all with Bayern Munich). His success with Bayern makes him the record holder for Bundesliga titles, tied with his former teammate Oliver Kahn. He retired at the end of the 2006–07 Bundesliga season as one of the most successful German football players of all time.

Scholl was the subject of the 2007 career retrospective documentary film Frei:Gespielt Mehmet Scholl: Über das Spiel hinaus by directors Ferdinand Neumayr and Eduard Augustin.

Scholl is officially without religious confession, but is an avid follower of Buddhist principles.