The former Bundesliga player Manfred Burgsmüller is dead. This confirmed his former club Borussia Dortmund on Twitter, The imageNewspaper had first reported about it. According to the 69-year-old already died on Saturday in his apartment in Essen.
“Manni Burgsmüller was the idol of a whole generation,” said BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke according to a statement of the association, “he is the Bundesliga top scorer of our club – a great Borussia.” The news of his death has shaken me. ”
For the BVB Burgsmüller played from 1976 to 1983. After stations at 1 FC Nuremberg and Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, he moved for five years Werder Bremen, Afterwards he tried his hand at American football. As a kicker of the Düsseldorf team Rhein Fire he celebrated in the period from 1996 to 2002 several successes. Most recently, Burgsmüller was active in sports marketing.
Overall, Burgsmüller graduated during his career 447 Bundesliga games, scoring 213 goals. Burgsmüller is in fourth place of the eternal Bundesliga scorers list. For the German national football team, he completed three internationals.
Burgsmüller celebrated his greatest success in 1988 when he became German champion Werder Bremen. In addition, he was twice with the club in the DFB Cup final. With 135 goals, he is still the most successful Bundesliga goal scorer of BVB.