20 Jul 2013

FA Cup hero Trautmann dies

12:23 pm on 20 July 2013

The former Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann, who famously broke his neck in the 1956 English FA Cup football final, has died at the age of 89.

Trautmann was born and raised in Germany, captured by the British during World War Two and turned down an offer of repatriation in 1948.

He went on to play for City from 1949 to 1964, winning the FA Cup when he broke his neck in the final against Birmingham City and managed to play on.