Andreas Brehme

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German football has now an own Hall of Fame. The first inductees:

Keeper: Sepp Maier
Defenders: Paul Breitner, Franz Beckenbauer, Andreas Brehme
Midfielders: Fritz Walter, Lothar Matthäus, Matthias Sammer, Günter Netzer
Strikers: Helmut Rahn, Gerd Müller, Uwe Seeler

Not bad considering that defenders like Lahm, Berti Vogs and Jürgen Kohler (or midfielders like Thomas Häßler or Wolfgang Overath) didn't make it!

Why would Lahm make it over Brehme?

Kohler is indeed an important omission. Should be there over Helmut Rahn. I guess even the Germans make emotional decisions :D

Can't say that much has gone wrong with this list. They have a wide selection of course. I wonder how the Italian one would be like. The only two European nations that can probably fill up 4 excellent all time great lineups.
 

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Sammer has also played at Inter by the way, although for one season only (1992/93)

Ah, true! I think he said something like he only came here for the money, wasn't happy and left already after a half year.

A former player from the DDR not happy in good old Italy? No wonder. :lol:



Why would Lahm make it over Brehme?

Didn't say he should make it over Brehme, but he was very consistent over a long time (I think he made it in every all star team of every big international tournament he played), led Germany as captain to the WC 2014 and Bayern as captain to the first German triple.

Oh, and in his late 20ties he finally learnt how to cross. :D
 

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The real Brehme not the impostor.

I take it Brehme means bro in German.
 

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Andreas Brehme, Andy


"He was the best player I played with. He could shoot with either foot. Normally he was a left defender, which means everybody thought he was left-footed, which he was, but he shot with his right foot many free kicks and penalties. And he wasn’t the fastest player, but he was the smartest. (Lothar Matthäus about Andreas Brehme)
 

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Legendary former Inter defender Andreas Brehme has spoken about his time at Inter, and how playing for the Nerazzurri was the personal highlight of his career.

Speaking to World Football Index, the German defender paints a picture of playing for the Nerazzurri in the late 1980s and early 1990s as highly glamorous and as being the highest level of football at the time.

Brehme’s decorated career includes no shortage of important moments and prominent club, with the German having won the World Cup with his country in 1990 among other iconic moments.

This fact emphasizes how significant it is that the German feels that playing for the Nerazzurri in Serie A, where he won the Scudetto once during the 1988-89 season during a highly competitive period for the league, was the pinnacle.
Serie A in this time was like the Premier League of today,” Brehme stated, “All the best players went to Italy and the atmosphere and matches were incredible.”

The 60-year-old depicts an atmosphere of grand competition and spectacle which many fans of Italian football are still nostalgic despite the quality still in the league today.

Brehme also speaks of the technical and tactical side of his game having been improved by working with legendary head coach Giovanni Trappatoni while at the Nerazzurri.
I learned a lot from Trappatoni,” he stated, “and I guess the four years at Inter were the best years of my entire career.
 
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