German legend Uwe Seeler has passed away (PHOTO)
Uwe Seeler, a former German striker who was among the game’s all-time greats, passed away at the age of 85.
Seeler played in four World Cups and scored 43 goals in 72 games for the then-West Germany.
From 1954 through 1972, he played all 580 of his club games for Hamburg, scoring 490 goals in the process.
Jonas Boldt, a member of the Hamburg board, said, “We shall never forget him and will always appreciate him.”
“Uwe Seeler embodies every virtue a decent person should possess, including honesty, loyalty, and joy of life. He was also always approachable. He represents HSV to a tee.
The club’s all-time leading scorer, Seeler, was named an honorary Hamburg citizen in 2003.
Uwe Seeler is mourned in Hamburg. He was the Bundesliga’s inaugural leading scorer. He passed away now surrounded by those he loved, according to a statement from the city of Hamburg.