Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

East Germany’s top scorer Streich dies

Joachim Streich, the record goal-scorer for former East Germany, has passed away after a serious illness, his ex-club FC Magdeburg confirmed Saturday.

Nicknamed the 'Gerd Mueller of the East" after the West German legend, Streich netted 55 goals in 102 matches for East Germany between 1969 and 1984.

"Joachim Streich will live on in the hearts of all club members and supporters," FC Magdeburg said in a statement.

He passed away three days after his 71st birthday having suffered from bone marrow cancer.

He won an Olympic bronze medal with the East German football team in 1972, but missed out on gold at the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal after breaking his collarbone.