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German legend Uwe Seeler has passed away (PHOTO)

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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