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Entertainment Last World Champion of 1954: Horst Eckel died

00:36  04 december  2021
00:36  04 december  2021 Source:   kicker.de

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German soccer is mourning the death of Horst Eckel , the last surviving member of West Germany's 1954 World Cup-winning side. Eckel provided much of the strength on the right for the team that achieved the "Miracle of Bern". The German Football Association (DFB) announced on Friday that Horst Eckel , the last living world champion from 1954 , had died at the age of 89.

Horst Eckel Cause Of Death – Horst Eckel , the last surviving member of Germany’s 1954 World Cup-winning team. This was announced by the German Football Association. Family, friends and loved ones are shattered and broken at the completely unexpected passing of Horst Eckel . SOURCE: To learn more about Horst Eckel death, click here. Horst Eckel , the last surviving member of Germany’s 1954 World Cup winning team, passed away aged 89 pic.twitter.com/wlNWqF41Gr.

Horst Eckel has died. The last still living world champion from 1954 became 89 years old.

Horst Eckel ist im Alter von 89 Jahren gestorben. © Imago Images / Jan Hebner Horst Eckel died at the age of 89 years.

at the age of 89 years

Only a few days ago Eckel had been added to the Hall of Fame of German football. Now the youngest member of the German World Champion team of 1954 died.

Eckel, who was born in 1932 in Vogelbach near Kaiserslautern, came to the 1st FCC in the late 1940s and celebrated with the red devils two championship titles (1951 and 1953). Overall, he completed 213 games for the Palatine. In 1952 he was appointed by the thermal coach Sepp Herberger to the German national team and won two years later on the side of his louder teammates Fritz and Ottmar Walter and Werner Kohlmeyer and Werner Liegrich Sensational the World Cup title. In addition to Fritz Walter, Eckel was the only DFB actor used in all six World Cup games in Switzerland.

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Display. Homburg (AP) - Horst Eckel , the last living soccer world champion from 1954 , is in a hospital in Homburg after a serious fall. His daughter Dagmar confirmed this to the German press agency on Monday. The 88-year-old had a serious fall on December 22nd at home in Vogelbach, Palatinate, where he lives with his wife Hannelore. Among other things, he suffered broken ribs, a concussion and a broken nose and jaw. "He's doing fine so far," said Dagmar Eckel . "He's amazingly tough and walks around the hospital.". The SWR had previously reported on the fall of the ex- world champion .

The 1954 final is often listed as one of the greatest matches in World Cup history, and also one of its most unexpected upsets.[1] Beyond football, some historians ascribe the match a lasting impact on both German and Hungarian post- World War II history, contributing in West Germany to a sense of regained The 1954 tournament is the only FIFA World Cup thus far in which two teams from Central Europe contested the final, with another Central European team, that of Austria, finishing third in the competition. Horst Eckel (born 1932) is the only surviving member from this match, as of July 2021.

The FCK remained an Eckel, who worked as a teacher after his active career. Until recently, he visited Games of the Palatine in the Fritz-Walter Stadium. In parallel, he was committed to various charitable purposes and facilities such as the Fritz Walter Foundation and the Sepp-Herberger Foundation. In 2004 he received the Federal Cross of Merit.

"I've got to know Horst Eckel as a wonderful man and experienced, who has always beaten out of the weaker conviction on the side of the weaker and was a real role model," DFB vice president Rainer Koch is quoted in the communication of the association. "People in supposedly hopeless situations, he knew the way to show the light, and the hero of Bern always associate this with his own personal football fairy. Willpower and ambition, purposefulness and humility have shaped his life and made him a personality we all Painful miss. "

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