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City have completed the capture of Dietmar Hamann, and here are a few interesting facts that you might like to know about the experienced German international midfielder.

D/O/B: 27-08-1973  
Height: 6ft 3 inches

Premier League appearances: 196 starts, 18 as substitute.
Premier League goals: 12

1. Broke a toe after coming on in the 2005 Champions League final. However, this did not stop him from taking and scoring the vital first penalty with that broken toe.

2. Holds the record for the number of completed passes in the English Premiership.

3. Part of a Bayern Munich side that won two Bundesligas and the UEFA Cup in his time there.

4. Runners-up medal from the 2002 World Cup.

5. Last player to score at the old Wembley Stadium.

6. His introduction as a second-half substitute in the 2005 Champions League final and this year's FA Cup final steadied the Liverpool midfield and inspired two great comebacks.

7. An ever-present in the German team at France 98, Euro 2000, the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004.

8. Was Liverpool's record signing when Gerard Houllier bought him from Newcastle United for £8million in 1999.

9. Played alongside Stuart Pearce while at Newcastle United.

10. 57 caps for Germany, scoring on five occasions.

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Dietmar Hamann has exclusively explained to mcfc.co.uk his reasons for signing for Manchester City and his decision not to join Bolton.

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Hamann signs for City

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German international Dietmar Hamann has completed his transfer to Manchester City, the club has confirmed.

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Pearce reveals aims

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Stuart Pearce has outlined his early aims for the Blues squad as they returned to training at Carrington today.