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Horst Eckel (born 8 February 1932) is a former German footballer who was part of the West German team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup. Since the death of Hans Schäfer in 2017, Eckel is the only player still alive from the team.

Icon: enlarge. Horst Eckel (October 2020). Photo: Uwe Anspach / dpa. Horst Eckel is in a hospital in Homburg after a serious fall. His daughter Dagmar confirmed a corresponding report from the SWR on Monday. The 88-year-old fell on December 22nd at home in Vogelbach, Palatinate, where he lives with his wife Hannelore. The last living soccer world champion from 1954 suffered, among other things, broken ribs, a concussion and a broken nose and maxillary sinus, it said. "He's fine so far," said Dagmar Eckel . "He's amazingly tough and walks around the hospital.".

Horst Eckel has died. The last still living world champion from 1954 became 89 years old.

Horst Eckel ist im Alter von 89 Jahren gestorben. © Imago Images / Jan Hebner Horst Eckel died at the age of 89 years.

at the age of 89 years

Only a few days ago Eckel had been added to the Hall of Fame of German football. Now the youngest member of the German World Champion team of 1954 died.

Eckel, who was born in 1932 in Vogelbach near Kaiserslautern, came to the 1st FCC in the late 1940s and celebrated with the red devils two championship titles (1951 and 1953). Overall, he completed 213 games for the Palatine. In 1952 he was appointed by the thermal coach Sepp Herberger to the German national team and won two years later on the side of his louder teammates Fritz and Ottmar Walter and Werner Kohlmeyer and Werner Liegrich Sensational the World Cup title. In addition to Fritz Walter, Eckel was the only DFB actor used in all six World Cup games in Switzerland.

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How’s Horst Eckel (88)? – The last Hero of Bern is closed. can give is that there is currently no answer. “We have foreclosed the parents’ total from the outside world ,” says his daughter Dagmar (51). Horst and Hannelore Eckel (since 1957 married) live with a household help in a spacious house in bird’s-Bach/Pfalz.

A horst is bordered by its geological contrary, that is to say grabens, collapsed ditches. 1954 World Champion Horst Eckel (89) has survived a surgery on the hip well and is already in the rehab. Since Franz Beckenbauer has been very used for dad. He s even running again. In September, a broken hip had been detected at the last living football world champion of 1954 . Already last December Eckel had suffered several ripping fractures in a fall in the household, a nose and pine cavity break and a concussion.

The FCK remained an Eckel, who worked as a teacher after his active career. Until recently, he visited Games of the Palatine in the Fritz-Walter Stadium. In parallel, he was committed to various charitable purposes and facilities such as the Fritz Walter Foundation and the Sepp-Herberger Foundation. In 2004 he received the Federal Cross of Merit.

"I've got to know Horst Eckel as a wonderful man and experienced, who has always beaten out of the weaker conviction on the side of the weaker and was a real role model," DFB vice president Rainer Koch is quoted in the communication of the association. "People in supposedly hopeless situations, he knew the way to show the light, and the hero of Bern always associate this with his own personal football fairy. Willpower and ambition, purposefulness and humility have shaped his life and made him a personality we all Painful miss. "

"A good guy with heart": Seeler mourns Eckel .
with Horst Eckel died the last hero of the German World Cup triumph of 1954. Sport1 summarizes the reactions. © Provided by sport1.de "A good guy with heart": Seeler mourns Eckel The German football mourns for his last hero of 1954: Horst Eckel died on Friday at the age of 89 years. Eckel was the last only living world champion of the legendary team, which had achieved the first World Cup title for Germany in 1954 in Bern thanks to the surprising 3: 2 victory in the final against Hungary.

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