Thorsten Legat is a German former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. At the age of 19, on September 6, 1987, Legat made his Bundesliga debut for local club VfL Bochum against Borussia Mönchengladbach in a 1–1 home draw. He went on to become an important first-team member of the club during the following seasons.
After an outstanding 1990–91 season in which he played 31 games, scored seven goals, and was instrumental in keeping Bochum at the top level, Legat joined SV Werder Bremen, where he played nearly 100 official games in three seasons despite facing greater opposition.
Although he did not participate in the final against AS Monaco FC, he was instrumental in the club’s victory in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in his first season.
Afterward, Legat played for Eintracht Frankfurt for one season as Augustine Okocha’s defensive partner before joining VfB Stuttgart in the south.
He began to suffer from Achilles tendon issues, requiring two surgery. A racial incident involving Legat and a teammate, Guinean Pablo Thiam, occurred in early 1999.
His career at FC Schalke 04 was cut short after two injury-plagued seasons, and he eventually retired after only 40 appearances in four years.
Thorsten Legat Parents: Who is Thorsten Legat’s Father Gerhard Legat?
Former professional footballer Thorsten Legat was born to his parents Gerhard Legat who happens to be his father. Legat and his three brothers all lived with their parents in the neighborhood of Werne, which is located within Bochum.