Bert Trautmann - 545 games, 1 FA Cup and a fractured neck

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Bert Trautmann - 545 games, 1 FA Cup and a fractured neck

Postby sevengoals Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:38 pm

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German prisoner of war who won British hearts as goalkeeper for Manchester City and FA Cup winner
more,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013 ... -trautmann


Interview with video of the FA cup where he played the last 16 minutes with a broken neck.
When Bert Trautmann arrived at Manchester City in 1949, 20,000 protested against his signing. By the time he left, he was lauded as the bravest man in British sport
more,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010 ... ester-city



and from the archives with a picture just before the collision that broke his neck
Bert Trautmann's, the one-time Hitler Youth member, was the Manchester City goalkeeper in the 1956 FA final who played on with a broken neck
more,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/f ... a-cup-1956

And the biography,
A fascinating if dispiriting tale of a ruthless killing machine who later became a hero for Manchester City
Hard bastard.
more,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010 ... tler-youth

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