Andreas Brehme Dead at 63: How Did Football Icon Andreas Brehme Die?

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German Football Legend Andreas Brehme Passes Away at 63

Andreas Brehme, the football legend known for scoring the winning goal in the 1990 World Cup Final, has sadly passed away at the age of 63. His wife, Susanne, confirmed that he passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack during the night.

Career Highlights and Achievements

Brehme’s journey in football began with Kaiserslautern in the early 1980s, where he made a name for himself before moving on to play for Bayern Munich and Inter Milan. He proudly represented West Germany, earning 86 caps and even captaining the reunified German team during Euro 92. After retiring from playing, Brehme transitioned into coaching and led Kaiserslautern from 2000 to 2006.

Despite experiencing the heartbreak of losing the 1986 World Cup Final to Diego Maradona’s Argentina, Brehme redeemed himself in 1990 by converting a crucial penalty in the final moments, securing victory for West Germany. This ended their streak of consecutive World Cup Final defeats.

Throughout his career, Brehme achieved remarkable success, winning league titles with Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich, and Inter Milan. He also lifted the UEFA Cup with Inter in 1991, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of football.

Deeply Mourned by Football Community

Brehme leaves behind his partner, Susanne Schaefer, and two adult sons from his previous marriage to Pilar. His passing comes shortly after the loss of his former coach and mentor, Franz Beckenbauer, who managed Germany during their triumph at the 1990 World Cup.

Tributes have poured in from around the world of football, with Bayern Munich and Kaiserslautern expressing their sorrow and honoring Brehme’s contributions to the sport. Inter Milan also paid tribute to him as a magnificent player and devoted fan of the club.

FC Bayern Munich wrote :  ”FC Bayern are extremely saddened by the sudden passing of Andreas Brehme. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Andreas Brehme will forever be in our hearts, as a World Cup winner and, more importantly, as a very special person. He will forever be part of the FC Bayern family. Rest in peace, Andi!

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Kaiserslautern wrote : “In 1990 he shot the German national team to the World Cup title with his penalty and finally became a football legend. The FCK family is deeply saddened and its thoughts are with Andi Breme’s relatives and friends. We will honour his memory.”

Inter Milan wrote: “A magnificent player, a great Inter fan. Ciao Andy, forever a legend.”

The German Football Federation (DFB) and Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach have extended their condolences to Brehme’s family and friends during this difficult time.

The German Football Federation, the DFB, also posted: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends.” Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach added: “Our condolences go out to his relatives and friends.”

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