August 15, 2003 by

Helmut Rahn

2 comments

Categories: Sports

hrahn.jpgHelmut Rahn, a German soccer champion, died on Aug. 14. Cause of death was not released. He was 73.
Rahn, a right-winger known as “the Boss,” scored 21 goals in 40 international games. He served as the captain of the Rot-Weiss Essen, which won the German Cup in 1953 and the World Cup in 1954 when Rahn scored the winning goal against Hungary. That same year, the Buenos Aires team offered Rahn 150,000 DM to switch teams; he declined the offer.
His soccer career ended in 1965 when he suffered a debilitating knee injury.

2 Responses to Helmut Rahn

  1. Barry

    Every country has there heroes. Helmut Rahn is an undisputed German hero. The sign of a true hero is someone who never gives up. From a wee Irish man in Dublin Helmut

  2. DIETER ZIMMERMANN

    I LIVE SINCE 1964 IN NEW YORK AND HELMUT WAS AND IS TILL TODAY MY FORBILD HELMUT EIN SEHR EINFACHER MENSCH ABER EIN STAR DER IMMER UND FUER IMMER FUER DIE JUGEND SCHEINEN WIRD. DIETER.

Leave a Reply to Barry Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.