Andreas Brehme, German football legend and 1990 world champion, has died

The German Andreas Brehme, decisive scorer in the 1990 World Cup final in Rome against Argentina (1-0), died on the night of Monday to Tuesday, at the age of 63, announced Bayern Munich , Tuesday, February 20

Andreas Brehme, German football legend and 1990 world champion, has died

The German Andreas Brehme, decisive scorer in the 1990 World Cup final in Rome against Argentina (1-0), died on the night of Monday to Tuesday, at the age of 63, announced Bayern Munich , Tuesday, February 20.

“Bayern is devastated by the sudden death of Andreas Brehme (…). We will always keep Andreas Brehme in our heart,” said the Bavarian club, where Brehme played during his career. The cause of his death has not been specified.

The player made German football history by scoring the only goal (from a penalty) in the World Cup final against Diego Maradona's Argentina at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on July 8, 1990.

He thus offered victory to the West German team, just before the end of the country's reunification process, and entered the legend of German football, as Gerd Müller had been in 1974 in Munich against the Netherlands. Low (2-1), and as Mario Götze will be in 2014 in Rio against Argentina (1-0).

Short coaching career

A defender, he scored eight goals in his 86 appearances for the Mannschaft between 1984 and 1994, including a free kick against Michel Platini's France in the semi-finals of the 1986 Mexican World Cup (2-0 victory).

Trained at HSV Barmbek-Uhlenhorst, a Hamburg club, he spent most of his career at Kaiserslautern (1981-1986, then 1993-1998), winning the German Cup with this club in 1996, but above all the league title in 1998, a season after the club's rise to the German first division.

He also played for Bayern Munich (1986-1988), where he won the Bundesliga in 1987, and Inter Milan (1988-1992), winning the Italian championship (1989) and the UEFA Cup (1991).

After his playing career, he had a short coaching career at Kaiserslautern (2000-2002) and Unterhaching (a suburb of Munich).