Football legend coach Dettmar Cramer dies at the age of 90
Berlin: Former German football coach Dettmar Carmer died at the age of 90 at his home on Thursday evening, said by Bavarian club on Friday. He served the Bayern Munich team to won the European Cup in 1975 and 1976.
Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge paid tribute to him on Friday, who played under his coaching in 1970s.
“For many people, Dettmar Cramer was more than just a sportsperson said. He was like a father to me and he was the most influential person on my young footballing career,” Rummenigge said.
He was known as father of Japanese football. Cramer is so respected in Japan that he became known as the “father of modern football” there and in 2005 he was initiated into the Japanese Football Hall of Fame.
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“We’ve lost a great trainer and a large personality. Dettmar Cramer was an ambassador for German football recognized around the world.” said DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach on Friday.
Cramer also gave coaching to other German clubs like Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin. He was also the assistant coach of Germany team during the 1966 world cup and also served as manager of the United States national team in 1974.