Andreas Sassen

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Andreas Sassen
birthday January 14, 1968
place of birth EssenGermany
date of death October 17, 2004
Place of death EssenGermany
position midfield
Years station
0000-1986 BV Altenessen 06
1986-1987 Black and white food
Years station Games (goals) 1
1987-1990 Black and white food
1990-1993 Bayer 05 Uerdingen 66 (12)
1993-1994 Hamburger SV 38 0(1)
1994-1995 Dynamo Dresden 6 0(0)
1995 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 11 0(0)
1995 SG Wattenscheid 09 10 0(1)
Black and white food
1 Only league games are given.

Andreas "Andy" Sassen (born January 14, 1968 in Essen ; † October 17, 2004 there ) was a German football player .


Andreas Sassen began in black and white food with the football at the club. On November 20, 1990, he moved to Bayer 05 Uerdingen , where he was only signed as a contract amateur. In the 1990/91 season Sassen made his debut in the 1st Bundesliga . For the Krefeld he played 66 championship matches, in which he scored 12 goals. Of these, 35 games (5 goals) were in the 1st Bundesliga and 31 games (7 goals) in the 2nd Bundesliga .

In 1993, Andreas Sassen signed a contract with the traditional North German club Hamburger SV , where he played until November 1994. The big breakthrough did not come with the Rothosen (38 Bundesliga games / 1 goal). In the 1993/94 season he was a permanent member of the Hamburg team, but the following season HSV let the midfielder move to Dresden for a transfer fee of 700,000 Deutschmarks. He played six games (no goal) in the 1994/95 season for 1. FC Dynamo Dresden , who was the last of the 1. Bundesliga to be relegated from the upper house, and after the withdrawal of his license for the 2. Bundesliga in the regional league found again.

Sassen tried his luck in Ukraine near the Dnieper Dnipropetrovsk . He played in the highest Ukrainian league for the team from Dnepropetrovsk in eleven games (no goal). In the 1995/96 season he was active in German professional football for the last time. For SG Wattenscheid 09 he played ten games in the 2nd Bundesliga, in which Sassen hit the opposing goal once. The midfielder then briefly kicked amateur football at his home club Schwarz-Weiß Essen before his career ended due to the problems off the field. In total, he played 79 games (6 goals) in the 1st Bundesliga and 41 games (8 hits) in the 2nd division.


In the last years of his life, Sassen was employed as an auxiliary gardener at the green space department of the city of Essen. He died of a stroke at the age of 36 .


Sassen was considered one of the greatest talents in German football, but had significant alcohol problems, which not only cost him his driver's license several times, but also led to the termination of his employment contract several times.

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Individual evidence

  2. ^ Agreement between Schwarz-Weiß Essen and Bayer 05 Uerdingen on ( Memento from August 13, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Sven Geisler: "Raise your cups, Mr. Sassen!" In: Sächsische Zeitung . April 6, 2020.
  4. Klaus Hoeltzenbein: With talent for midfield . , accessed on August 24, 2011