Former POW and Man City keeper Bert Trautmann dies (The Associated Press)

FILE - A May 5, 1956 photo from files of Bernd Trautmann, more commonly known as Bert, Manchester City's German-born goalkeeper, centre, being assisted from the pitch by two unidentified players, suffering from a broken neck, during the FA Cup final against Birmingham, at London's Wembley Stadium. The German football federation said Friday, July 19, 2013, that Trautmann died in La Llosa, near Valencia, Spain, where he lived. Trautmann's wife Marlies told the federation he died Friday morning. Trautmann had suffered two heart attacks this year but appeared to have recovered well. Manchester City called Trautmann one of the club's

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bert Trautmann, a former German World War II prisoner of war who became Manchester City’s goalkeeper and helped the team win the FA Cup despite a broken neck for the last 17 minutes of the 1956 final, has died, the German soccer federation said. He was 89.


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