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German Football Icon Andreas Brehme, Scorer of Iconic 1990 World Cup Penalty, Passes Away at 63

Berlin, February 20, 2024, The Europe Today: The football world mourns the loss of legendary World Cup winner Andreas Brehme, who clinched Germany’s third world title with a late penalty against Argentina in the 1990 final in Italy. Brehme’s family confirmed that the iconic figure, aged 63, has passed away.

Andreas Brehme, an attacking full-back and renowned dead-ball specialist, etched his name into German football history with his decisive spot kick that secured a 1-0 victory over Diego Maradona’s Argentina in the World Cup final held in Rome. The triumph marked Germany’s third World Cup title.

Tributes and condolences have poured in from football clubs across the Bundesliga and Europe, reflecting the profound impact Brehme had on the sport. Former club Inter Milan expressed their sentiments on social media, stating, “A magnificent player, a great Inter fan. Ciao Andy, forever legend.”

Throughout his illustrious career, Brehme played for esteemed clubs such as Bayern Munich, Real Zaragoza, and Inter Milan. After retiring in 1998, he returned to Kaiserslautern, lifting the Bundesliga title with them. His football journey included winning the German league title with Bayern Munich, claiming the Serie A trophy, and securing a UEFA Cup with Inter.

Brehme’s legacy extends beyond his achievements on the pitch; he is remembered for his significant contributions to German and international football. His unforgettable penalty kick in the 1990 World Cup final remains an indelible moment in football history, and his impact will be forever etched in the hearts of fans worldwide. The football community joins in mourning the loss of a true sporting icon.