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Ulf Kirsten (born December 4, 1965 in Riesa , East Germany) is a former German football (soccer) striker, the first player in history to reach a total 100 caps playing with two different national teams.
On the club level, Kirsten played for only two teams: from 1983 to 1990 he was with Dynamo Dresden. After the German reunification, he switched to Bayer Leverkusen, and stayed there until his retirement in 2003.
Kirsten's 100 caps are almost evenly split: 49 for East Germany and 51 for the re-unified Germany. He scored a total of 35 international goals, of them 14 for the East. His only major tournaments came late in his career; Kirsten played for his country at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.
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