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Bert Trautmann, 1913-2013

We were saddened to learn today about the death of the former Man City goalkeeper, Bert Trautmann. A former German POW, Trautmann won over the hearts of the people in the UK with his brilliant goalkeeping and derring-do bravery. He’s especially fondly remembered for his tremendous courage in playing in the 1956 FA Cup Final despite breaking his neck in a collision with an opposing player, 17 minutes before the full-time whistle. As a mark of respect to his humanitarianism

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