Uwe Seeler

Uwe Seeler was born in Hamburg, Germany on Nov. 5, 1936. Having been one of the greatest footballer of Germany national football team, he made prominent contributions for the Germany national football team. Played as a striker of his team, he was known for distinguished advantages in stamina, consistency, leading ability as well as overhead kicks.

When he was young, he started his splendid playing career from Hamburger SV, following football steps of his father. He cut a striking figure at a DFB-Pokal match at the age of 18, accomplishing the first team appearance in 1954. As a loyal follower of Hamburg, he represented the club in 72 matches, also an important footballer for Germany national football team. In 2004, he became a member of FIFA’s 125 greatest living players.

In 1972, he said goodbye to domestic fields. After countless injuries on football fields, he was injured again in 1965, nearly an ending of his football playing career. He went back to football fields after a transplantation surgery.