ON THIS DAY: Brave Bert helps City



ON THIS DAY: Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann played on despite breaking his neck during the FA Cup final at Wembley.

The German broke several vertebrae in his neck when he collided with Birmingham’s Peter Murphy – but was unaware of the seriousness of the injury and played the rest of the match, which City won 3-1.

Trautmann played more than 500 times for City between 1949-64, having first arrived in England as a prisoner of war.

(5th May, 1956)





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