Tuesday, August 20, 2013

City stars go green in tribute to late Trautmann

Manchester City paid tribute to their former goalkeeper Bert Trautmann during their Premier League clash against Newcastle on Monday night.

Manuel Pellegrini's team wore green jerseys with Trautmann's name on the back for their warm-up and then took part in a minute's applause prior to kick-off.

The programme for Monday night's clash also contained a 16-page supplement as well as a copy of the 1956 FA Cup final.

Trautmann, who made 545 appearances for City between 1949 and 1964, died at the age of 89 in July.

The German became a club hero when he continued to play during the 1956 FA Cup final, despite breaking his neck in a challenge with Birmingham City striker Peter Murphy.

The shirts worn by the players for their warm-up will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Trautmann foundation.

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