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23:21  03 december  2021
23:21  03 december  2021 Source:   sport1.de

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with Horst Eckel died the last hero of the German World Cup triumph of 1954. Sport1 summarizes the reactions.

„Ein guter Typ mit Herz“: Seeler trauert um Eckel © Provided by sport1.de "A good guy with heart": Seeler mourns Eckel

The German football mourns for his last hero of 1954: Horst Eckel died on Friday at the age of 89 years.

Eckel was the last only living world champion of the legendary team, which had achieved the first World Cup title for Germany in 1954 in Bern thanks to the surprising 3: 2 victory in the final against Hungary.

Eckel played a 32 times for Germany between 1952 and 1958. With the 1st FC Kaiserslautern he became 1951 and 1953 German master.

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Sport1 summarizes the reactions to the death of Eckels.

Uwe Seeler, DFB honor player

"I'm really sorry. Unfortunately, we often spent on events together, through the pandemic unfortunately no longer in the past two years. He was always very comradely and human simply a really good guy with heart. He was always a good colleague, we connected the down to earth. He was a very offensive player, that was always very pleasant to play with him. We have done a lot together, even outside the courses, private. We have always given our best - sometimes it has been, sometimes not. "

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Managing Director Borussia Dortmund:

" Horst Eckel was one of the greats of German football - not only because he became a world champion in 1954, As the youngest player, but because he was an absolutely luminous example of modesty and integrity. Any conversation with him was enriching because it was simply very pleasant to experience such a modest and sympathetic people. "

Rainer Koch, DFB Vice President:

" I got to know Horst Eckel as a wonderful man and experienced themselves from deepest Conviction has always beaten on the side of the weaker and was a real role model. "

Peter Peters, DFB Vice President:" The news of the death of Horst Eckels has hit me deeply. I have worshiped Horst Eckel not only as one of our football heroes, but also appreciated him personally about all the dimensions. "

Last World Champion of 1954: Horst Eckel died .
Horst Eckel has died. The last still living world champion from 1954 became 89 years old. © 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.

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