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Robert Enke

Robert Enke
Personal information
Full nameRobert Enke
Date of birth24 August 1977
Place of birthJena, East Germany
Date of death10 November 2009(age 32)
Place of deathNeustadt am Rübenberge, Germany
Height1.86 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Robert Enke (24 August 1977 10 November 2009) was a German football goalkeeper.

Enke played at leading clubs in several European countries, namely Barcelona, Benfica and Fenerbahçe, but made the majority of his appearances for Bundesliga side Hannover 96 in his homeland.

He won eight full international caps for the German national team between 2007 and his death in 2009, and was part of the squad which finished as runners-up in Euro 2008.

On 10 November 2009, Enke committed suicide. At the time of his death, he was widely considered to be a leading contender for the German number one spot at the 2010 World Cup.

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