TSV 1860 Munich mourns champion lion Hans Rebele († 79)
Created: 01/05/2023 10:56 am
By: Claudius Mayer
Master lion Hans Rebele died shortly before his 80th birthday.
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Sad news for TSV 1860. Shortly before his 80th birthday, champion lion Hans Rebele did not wake up after a serious operation.
Munich – Deep sadness at TSV 1860. Hans Rebele passed away on Wednesday evening.
Three weeks before his 80th birthday.
Rebele had undergone open-heart surgery after a heart attack in the Munich South Clinic in the morning.
Born in Munich, he switched to the youth team at the age of ten and was involved in all the great successes of the 1960s: German Cup winner in 1964, participation in the 1965 European Cup final against West Ham United and, to top it off, winning the German championship in 1966 .
TSV 1860 Munich: Hans Rebele's death shocks teammates and friend Bernd Patzke
Rebele played 115 Bundesliga games for the Blues between 1963 and 1969, after relegation in 1970 he returned to Grünwalder Straße for two years in the South Regional League.
The striker, who was mostly used as a left winger, also played two senior internationals.
Bernd Patzke, Rebele's teammate and friend to the end, was shocked when he heard the news: "I'm so sorry.
It's really hard to take.”
50 years after the championship title: Petar "Radi" Radenkovic (left), Hans Rebele and Bernd Patzke (right) in 2016 in the Allianz Arena.
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Only five champion lions are still alive: In addition to Patzke, Fredi Heiss (82), Hans Reich (80) and Petar Radenkovic (88) as well as Ludwig Bründl (76), who, however, was not used.
His wife Uli, children and grandchildren mourn Hans Rebele.