German footballer Andreas Brehme, who scored the winning goal in the 1990 World Cup ultimate, dies at 63

German footballer Andreas Brehme, who scored the winning goal in the 1990 World Cup ultimate, dies at 63

Andreas Brehme, who scored the solely goal as West Germany beat Argentina to win the 1990 World Cup ultimate, has died. He was 63.

Brehme’s accomplice Susanne Schaefer confirmed his dying in an announcement to Germany’s dpa information company on Tuesday. Schaefer mentioned Brehme died “suddenly and unexpectedly” in the evening from a cardiac arrest.  

“Andreas Brehme will forever be in our hearts, as a World Cup winner and, more importantly, as a very special person,” his former membership Bayern Munich mentioned on X, previously Twitter.

Kaiserslautern, one other of his former golf equipment, additionally paid tribute.

“FCK mourns the passing of Andreas Brehme. He wore the Red Devils’ shirt for a complete of 10 years and have become German champion and German Cup winner with FCK.

“In 1990 he fired the German nationwide workforce to the World Cup title along with his penalty and have become a soccer legend. The FCK household is in deep mourning and our ideas are with Andi’s household and mates.”

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Brehme, who performed principally as an attacking left again, was a star of German soccer in the 1980s and 1990s who was essential to the 1990 World Cup win. 

He scored in the semifinal in opposition to England, which West Germany finally gained on penalties, and his 85th-minute penalty determined the ultimate in Rome in opposition to Argentina.

A German footballer runs up to take a penalty in a World Cup final as the goalkeeper stands on the goal line.
Andreas Brehme beat Argentina’s Sergio Goycochea from the penalty spot to attain the solely goal in the 1990 World Cup ultimate for West Germany.(Getty Images: Bongarts)

Winning the World Cup introduced a wave of nationwide celebrations throughout Germany, which was in the technique of reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall the 12 months earlier than. 

He went on to play a complete of 86 worldwide video games for West Germany and unified Germany.

At membership stage, Brehme gained the German title twice, as soon as with Bayern in 1987 and as soon as in Kaiserslautern’s inconceivable run to the championship in 1998, in its first season since promotion. He additionally gained the Italian Serie A with Inter in 1989.

AP/Reuters

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