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Legends – Andreas Brehme

Andreas Brehme

Andreas “Andy” Brehme was born on the 9th of November 1960 in Hamburg is a German football coach and former football defender. He is best known for scoring the winning goal for Germany in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final against Argentina on a 85th minute penalty kick.

Brehme is considered to be one of the greatest free-kick takers and crossers of all time. Brehme’s special skill was the fact that he was one of the few players in the world who could play with both feet equally well, making him very valuable as an outfield player.

Brehme was well known for taking penalties (although not exclusively) with his right foot and taking free kicks and corners with his left foot. It’s believed that Brehme felt his right foot was more accurate than his left, but his left was harder. This is shown when in 1990, Brehme placed spot kick was taken with his right, but four years earlier in 1986 Brehme scored in the quarter final penalty shootout against Mexico, with a left foot piledriver.

Though more often a defender, Brehme has shown an exceptional knack for finding the back of the net, scoring at every club he played for.

Full name: Andreas Brehme
Date of birth: 9 November 1960
Place of birth: Hamburg, West Germany
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position: Left-back, Left-wingback, Left midfielder

Former Clubs

1981–1986 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1986–1988 Bayern Munich
1988–1992 Inter Milan
1992–1993 Real Zaragoza
1993–1998 1. FC Kaiserslautern

Teams Managed

2000–2002 1. FC Kaiserslautern
2004–2005 SpVgg Unterhaching
2005–2006 VfB Stuttgart (assistant)

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