Jump to content
Phantis Forums

Recommended Posts

When I woke up today I saw that - again - two great players passend away. Time to open a new topic for those players that gave us great moments. Up to you to decide if a player is entitled to be mentioned in this topic!

  • Like it 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Raymond Kopa died today at the age of 85. The son of Polish immigrants (full surname: Kopaszewski) played in the first European Cupfinal with Reims in 1956. Real Madrid won that cup. Kopa joined Real and won the European cup three times with them (1957, 1958 and 1959). After that win he returned to France.

He won the bronze medal with France in the WC 1958.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tommy Gemmell died yesterday at the age of 73. The Scotsman was one of the socalled "Lisbon Lions" the group of Celtic-players that won the European Cup in 1967 beating Inter Milan with 2-1.

Gemmell was a left back. As far as I know he is the only Scotsman to score in two finals. He scored the equalizer in that match in 1967. In the 1970-final he scored again in the final. This time the opener against Feyenoord, but at the end they lost the game with 2-1 after extra time.

  • Like it 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 8 months later...

Hans Schäfer died on November 7, 2017 at the age of 70. He is leaving Horst Eckel as the last living member of the team known for the miracle of Bern (Wunder von Bern), the German team that out of the blue became Worldchampions in WC 1954, just 9 years after WW II.

Schäfer scored four goals at WC 1954. He earned a total of 39 caps, scoring 15 goals for West Germany. 

  • Like it 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...

At the age of 68 Enrique Castro Gonzalez died. Most of us will know him as Quini. He was the five time Pichichi of the Primera Division, scored 8 goals in 35 matches for the Spanish National Team (including 1 goal in a friendly against Greece) and the winner in the 1981-1982 final of the UEFA Cup Winners Cup for Barcelona. 

He also was a newsitem for being kidnapped for 25 days.

Quini died after a heart attack. Gijon honored him one day after his death with renaming the stadium of Sporting Gijon to Estadio El Molinon Enrique Castro “Quini”.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 11 months later...

Gordon Banks, one of the best keepers in England, died today at the age of 81. He died of kidney cancer.

Banks earned 73 caps and won the World Cup in 1966.

He is also well remembered for his outstanding safe at WC 1970 in Mexico against Pelé:

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Lazarus changed the title to RIP Post-War Soccer Heroes
  • 1 month later...

José Antonio Reyes died today in a carcrash at the age of 35.

The Spaniard holds the record of 5 EL-wins (2 with Atletico, 3 with Sevilla).

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6 months later...
  • 1 month later...

Yesterday Rob Rensenbrink died at the age of 72 of PMA (Progressive Muscular Atrophy). 

He played in two WC finals for The Netherlands in 1974 and 1978. In the latter he scored the 1,000th goal in the history of the WC and almost brought Oranje the cup in the last minute against Argentina in the final but unfortunatelly did hit the post. 

  • Like it 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...

Harry Gregg, a real Hero as he saved Bobby Charlton, Dennis Viollet, a child and a pregnant woman in the crash at München when United returned from Belgrade, died at the age of 87.

He was named best keeper at the 1958 WC where he reached the quarterfinals with Northern Ireland.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...

Jack Charlton died yesterday at the age of 85.

Charlton won the World Cup with England in 1966 together with his elder brother Bobby.

After his playing days were over at Leeds United, the only club he served, he was also manager of some clubs and the Republic of Ireland.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...