Oliver Kahn will receive a special retirement send-off after the German Football Association agreed to mark his career with a testimonial match against his club Bayern Munich.
The match will take place at the Allianz Arena and signify the end of a 20-year career in which Kahn developed into one of the world’s most reliable keepers.
“It won’t be an easy moment for me when I call it a day,” Kahn said in a statement. “But the match on September 2 will be a fantastic football night and it’s a great honour for me.”
Kahn, who is in his final season at Bayern where he has played since 1994, lost his position as his country’s number one to Jens Lehmann ahead of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
He helped the club win the Champions League in 2001 and was named best player of the 2002 World Cup after Germany reached the final.