HALLE, Germany (AP) — Bernd Bransch, who captained East Germany at its only World Cup appearance in a symbolic Cold War win over West Germany, has died. He was 77.
Bransch's former club Hallescher FC said in a statement Sunday that he had died on Saturday following “a long, severe illness."
BERLIN (AP) — Hans-Jürgen “Dixie” Dörner, one of East Germany and Dynamo Dresden’s greatest soccer players who was called the “Beckenbauer of the East,” has died. He was 70.
The Dörner family said Wednesday that the former defensive all-rounder died the night before at home in Dresden after a long illness.