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Andreas Brehme: Germany World Cup winner dies aged 63

Andreas Brehme: Germany World Cup winner dies aged 63

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 20, ARMENPRESS. Former Germany defender Andreas Brehme, who scored the winning goal in the 1990 FIFA World Cup final, has died aged 63, the BBC reports. 

Brehme converted a late penalty in the final of the 1990 tournament to secure victory against Argentina in Rome.

He earned 86 caps, including eight goals, for his country and won league titles while at Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

"FC Bayern is deeply shocked by the sudden death of Andreas Brehme," said the German club.

"We will always keep Andreas Brehme in our hearts - as a world champion and even more so as a very special person.

"He will always be part of the FC Bayern family. Rest in peace, dear Andi."

Brehme played for Kaiserslautern from 1981-86 and 1993-98.

He won the Bundesliga title in 1998 and German Cup in 1996 during his time at the club, with whom he also had a spell as manager from 2000-02.

"The FCK mourns the loss of Andreas Brehme," said a Kaiserslautern statement.

"He wore the Red Devils jersey for a total of 10 years and became German champion and cup winner with FCK.

"In 1990, he shot the German national team to the World Cup title with his penalty and finally became a football legend."

Germany were managed by Franz Beckenbauer, who died aged 78 in January, at the 1990 World Cup.

Brehme also scored when his country beat England on penalties in the tournament's semi-finals.



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