Manchester City legend Bert Trautmann dies aged 89


Manchester City’s German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann has died at the age of 89.

Trautmann is best remembered for playing the final 17 minutes of City’s 1956 FA Cup final win, when they beat Birmingham City, with a broken neck.

He played more than 500 times for City between 1949-64, having first arrived in England as a prisoner of war.

Trautmann, who had survived two heart attacks this year, passed away near Valencia in Spain on Friday.

Bob Wilson, the former Arsenal goalkeeper and BBC Sport presenter, paid tribute to Trautmann on Twitter:  “Sad news. My hero BertTrautman, has died. Amazing man who helped bring our warring countries closer together. Thank u Bert.”


Posted on July 19, 2013, in Football and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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