Germany World Cup final goal hero Andreas Brehme dies overnight of cardiac arrest

Andreas Brehme

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# 20 February 2024 12:51 (UTC +04:00)

Andreas Brehme, who scored West Germany's winning goal in the 1990 World Cup final, has died at the age of 63, APA reports citing Daily Mail.

The left-back slotted home the decisive 85th-minute penalty as Franz Beckenbauer's side beat Argentina 1-0 in Rome.

Brehme played 86 times for Germany during his playing career and for Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan among others at club level.

German newspaper Bild reported that Brehme died on Monday night in Munich, apparently of a cardiac arrest.

Brehme was reportedly admitted to the emergency room of a clinic on Ziemssenstrasse, close to his apartment, but couldn't be saved.

The newspaper said Brehme had been deeply affected by the death of his former coach and mentor Beckenbauer last month.

He leaves behind his partner Susanne Schaefer and two adult sons from his marriage to Pilar.