Helmut Haller dies

One of Germany’s more popular post-war players, Helmut Haller, dies at age 73 in Augsburg. Haller was a fine forward, best known for one of the first Germans to play in Italy, and a regular in the national squad in the 1960s. He also scored for Germany in the 1966 World Cup final against England. Another bit of trivia is that he was the last German international never to play in the Bundesliga. He was capped 33 times, scoring 13 goals.

In his last years he had been ill and supposedly suffering from dementia, but he’ll be remembered as a generous player to the fans and a hero in his home town of Augsburg.

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