Andreas Brehme passes away at 63

Andreas Brehme passes away at 63

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February 20th, 2024

Andreas Brehme, former Inter and Bayern Munich player has sadly passed away at the age of 63, news announced by his his partner Susanne Schaefer. Brehme a German legend was part of the 1990 World Cup winning team. His penalty at the World Cup gave Germany the trophy and carved his name in football history. 

Reports from the German press indicate that Brehme passed away after being taken to the Ziemssenstrassede clinic in Munich due to cardiac arrest. 

Andreas Brehme's career

Andrea Brehme was a full-back that was able to play with both feet and was recognized as one of the most skilled footballers of his time.

His career kicked off with Barmbeck Uhlenhorst, a team based in his hometown of Hamburg. After five seasons, he had the opportunity to join Kaiserslautern, and five years later, Bayern approached him in 1986.

 

In 1988, Brehme transferred to Inter to team up with his fellow countrymen Jurgen Klinsmann and Lothar Matthaus at the Italian club. During his time there, he secured three titles - a Scudetto, an Italian Super Cup, and a UEFA Cup. 

After spending four years in Italy, he played one season with Zaragoza (31 games and four goals) before returning to Kaiserslautern from 1993 to 1998. Brehme retired after securing two Bundesliga titles, one with Bayern in 1987 and another with Kaiserslautern in 1998.

Brehme with Bundeliga Trophy - X

World Cup Winning Penalty in 1990

In the 1990 World Cup final, Brehme scored the winning goal for Germany five minutes from time, having been capped 86 times for his country. 
Brehme scored the decisive penalty with his right foot, surprising Sergio Goycochea and securing a 1-0 victory over Argentina.

He also clinched the Euro 1996 title with Germany. In 2006 Brehme acknowledged in the daily 'El Pais' that there was no foul by Roberto Sensini on Rudi Voller in the crucial penalty awarded by Edgardo Codesal: "It was not a penalty.... Klaus Augenthaler had been awarded a penalty before that, but the one I scored was not."

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