The world of soccer mourns Uwe Seeler

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West Germany’s historic captain passes away at 85

Uwe Seeler, the historic captain of West Germany, with whom he contested four editions of the World Cup between 1958 and 1970, has died at the age of 85.

Breaking the news of the passing of one of the symbols of German soccer on Thursday evening was Hamburg, a club for which Seeler played eighteen championships, winning one in 1960 and also winning the German Cup in 1963.

With the West German national team, Seeler never won any titles but was able to play in the 1966 World Cup final (lost in controversial extra time against England) and finish third at Mexico ’70, playing as captain of his national team in the ‘Match of the Century,’ the celebrated semifinal against Italy won 4-3 by the Azzurri in extra time.

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