Wembley goalkeeper Hans Tilkowski is dead

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Wembley goalkeeper Hans Tilkowski is dead


The former national goalkeeper died at the age of 84 after a long illness. This reports the “Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung”.



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In front of the goal: Keeper legend Hans Tilkowski poses in the Rote Erde stadium in Dortmund.


The goalkeeper legend Hans Tilkowski is dead. The “Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung” reports. The former goalkeeper of Borussia Dortmund died at the age of 84.

Tilkowski won the cup in 1965 with BVB and won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1966. He also scored 39 times for the German national team – Among other things at the legendary World Cup final in 1966 in London’s Wembley Stadium against England, which he and his teammates lost after a controversial goal with 2: 4 after extra time. He became the first goalkeeper in 1965 soccer player of the year awarded. (Tsp)

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