World Cup Hero Confirmed Dead At 63

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Legendary German footballer Andreas Brehme, famous for scoring the winning penalty kick in the 1990 World Cup Final, has sadly departed at the age of 63 following a sudden cardiac arrest.

Andreas Brehme (left) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the penalty that won the World Cup for West Germany in 1990

His death was confirmed by his longtime partner, Susanne Schaefer, Brehme’s illustrious career included playing for prestigious European clubs like Bayern Munich and Inter Milan while earning 86 caps for West Germany and Germany combined.

Aside from securing glory for his nation in Italia ’90, Brehme featured prominently in previous tournaments, losing the 1986 World Cup final against Argentina—only to defeat them decisively four years later.

After retiring from professional football, he pursued a successful coaching tenure, particularly notable with Kaiserslautern.

Andreas Brehme scores his 85th-minute penalty in the 1990 World Cup final.

Following closely behind another tragic loss within the same season, namely that of Franz Beckenbauer, the football fraternity pays homage to yet another fallen giant. Clubs like Bayern Munich and Kaiserslautern expressed profound grief via emotional statements honoring Brehme’s contributions to the sport and humanity alike.

Rest in Peace, Andreas Brehme.

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