| 22/05/2020

FC idol passes away

Gerd Strack passes away

Gerd Strack has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 64 on Thursday 21st May 2020 following a heart attack. The former FC defender joined FC in 1972 and spent 13 years at the club, making it into the first-team in 1974-75. Strack won the DFB-Pokal three times and won the Bundesliga in 1978, as part of the historic double. Gerd Strack will never be forgotten.

On 21st May, Gerd Strack passed away after a heart attack. FC President Dr. Werner Wolf said: “The sudden death from Gerd Strack has hit us deeply. 1. FC Köln has lost an unforgettable hero. Gerd Strack won the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal three times as one of the key players in the defence. We won’t just remember him as a player but also as a person, as someone who was always connected to FC. Our thoughts are with his family, with whom we are together in mourning.”

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