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Master lion Peter Grosser is dead - mourning at TSV 1860 Munich


TSV 1860 Munich mourns a legend: in 1966 he celebrated the greatest success in club history with the Lions - now Peter Grosser is dead.

TSV 1860 Munich mourns a legend: in 1966 he celebrated the greatest success in club history with the Lions - now Peter Grosser is dead.

Munich - Peter Grosser is dead. The club legend of TSV 1860 Munich died on March 2nd at the age of 82.

This was confirmed by the Giesing club.

Grosser was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday morning.

Peter Grosser ran for the Lions from 1963 to 1969.

The greatest successes in the club's history also fell during this period: the DFB Cup victory in 1964 and the championship title in 1966. Grosser played a major role as captain in TSV 1860's only Bundesliga triumph - a total of 130 times for the Blues in Germany Elite league, scoring 49 goals.

Another big highlight of his career: the final of the 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup.

Peter Grosser is dead: mourning at TSV 1860 Munich

Grosser is a real Munich native, was born in the state capital in 1938.

In 1963 he moved from FC Bayern to TSV 1860. Grosser became a director there and was one of the top performers in the era of coaching legend Max Merkel.

In the championship season, the midfielder contributed 18 goals.

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Grosser also matured to become a national player - but was not nominated for the 1966 World Cup in England.

After the 1968/1969 season he left the Lions and moved to Austria Salzburg.

By the end of his career in 1975, he made 164 first division appearances for the Austrians and scored 32 goals.

Later he was a major coach at SpVgg Unterhaching and Türk Gücü Munich, and during the Bundesliga times also Vice President of Hachinger.

TSV 1860 Munich mourns Peter Grosser

TSV 1860 mourns the club legend: “The entire Löwen family is in deep mourning.

Peter Grosser not only won titles with TSV 1860 Munich, but also left deep marks as a person in Giesing.

Rest in peace! ”Reads the official announcement.

Grosser had an eventful life.

Above all, the early death of his two sons hit him hard.

In 1979, Peter junior was killed in a car accident at the age of 19.

In 2008 his son Thomas, himself a professional at Haching, suffered cardiac arrest while playing indoor soccer.

He turned 42. “Burying a child is terrible.

But two.

You'll never get over it, ”said Grosser once.

Rainer Koch, President of the Bavarian Football Association, explained: “Peter Grosser was a real Munich child who shaped football in the city as a player, but also as a coach, and helped it to become successful - and who was also out of conviction after his active career Has taken responsibility.

With him we lose a great sportsman and sincere person.

In these difficult hours we are with all those who have to deal with this loss. "

(akl / sid)

Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2021-03-03

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