HSV Honors Uwe Seeler on his 85th Birthday with Special Print
Hamburger SV legend and icon, Uwe Seeler, turned 85 on Friday. In honor of their former star player, HSV wore a special print on their jerseys away at Karlsruher SC.
Here is the special print that Hamburg wore on their third jerseys to honor Uwe Seeler after his 85th brithday. It reads "Uns Uwe 85". "Uns Uwe" is the nickname a lot of fans and players know Uwe Seeler by.
Seeler started playing for Hamburg at a very young age, joining their youth team in 1946. The striker gave his debut for the first team in 1953, when Hamburg was one of the best clubs in Germany. In his career, Uwe Seeler was voted German player of the year three times (1960, 1964, 1970). He also scored the so-called "Goal of the Century" against Westfalia Herne, later winning the German championship in 1960 (before the Bundesliga had been founded). In the inaugural 1963-64 Bundesliga campaign, Uwe Seeler was the top-scorer with 30 goals, becoming the first player to be crowned "Torschützenkönig" of the Bundesliga. Seeler retired from football in 1972, having scored 137 goals in 239 Bundesliga matches.
Uwe Seeler was not only important at his club, but also at the German national team (West Germany at the time), where he played for 16 years and became captain in 1961. Germany were runners-up at the 1966 FIFA World Cup, where Seeler's country lost 2:4 against England in the now infamous final at Wembley.
In 1995, the very popular and beloved Uwe Seeler became the president at Hamburger SV, a role from which he resigned just three years later however. To this day, the HSV legend remains one of the most highly regarded personalities in German football.
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