(ANSA) – BERLIN, MARCH 11 – Juergen Grabowski, legend of German football, died at the age of 77, in Wiesbaden, a city in central-western Germany, capital of the Land of Hesse.
The Dpa writes, quoting a statement from his wife.
Grabowski was among the world champions in the German national team, who won the title on Sunday 7 July 1974, beating the Netherlands of total football in the final on the ground of the Olympiastadion in Munich for 2-1 (Breitner’s goal from a penalty and by Gerd Mueller, after the ‘orange’ advantage always on a penalty by Johan Neeskens).
Grabowski, a hairpin winger of strong dynamism, was also among the protagonists of the last century match between Italy and West Germany, won 4-3 by the Azzurri on Wednesday 17 June 1970 and valid as the semifinal of the Jules Rimet Cup, played on the ground of the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. From his cross came the legendary, momentary draw (1-1) by Karl-Heinz Schnellinger in the 92nd minute. (HANDLE).
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