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Football world mourns: Andreas Brehme, 1990 World Cup Champion, passes away

20. February 2024
Andreas Brehme (foto: Getty Images)
The world of football is in mourning once again as Germany and the global football community bid farewell to Andreas Brehme, a key figure in Germany's 1990 World Cup triumph.
His unexpected passing comes shortly after the football world paid respects to another legend, Franz Beckenbauer.
Andreas Brehme, renowned for his decisive goal in the 1990 World Cup final, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 63. Initial reports suggest that he suffered a heart attack during the night. Despite being rushed to a nearby hospital, medical professionals were unable to save the football icon.
Brehme's illustrious career spanned several top clubs, including Saarbrucken, Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, and Zaragoza. His achievements include winning the German championship, the domestic cup, playing in the European Cup final, triumphing in Serie A, the UEFA Cup, and reaching the Euro final. As a long-serving member of the German national team, his contributions were pivotal in their World Cup victory.
In the 1990s, Brehme was celebrated as one of Europe's finest footballers. His versatility, skill, and tactical intelligence on the field made him a formidable opponent and a respected figure in football circles. His death marks the end of an era for German football, which had recently mourned the loss of Franz Beckenbauer.
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