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Sepp Herberger

Sepp Herberger
Personal information
Full nameJosef "Sepp" Herberger
Date of birth28 March 1897
Place of birthMannheim, Germany
Date of death28 April 1977(age 80)
Place of deathWeinheim Hohensachen, Germany
Playing positionStriker

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Josef "Sepp" Herberger (March 28, 1897 in Mannheim, Germany - April 28, 1977 in Weinheim-Hohensachsen, Germany) was a German football player and manager. He is most famous for being the manager of the West German national team which won the 1954 FIFA World Cup The Miracle of Bern.

Herberger played three times for the German football team between 1921 and 1925 before becoming assistant to Dr. Otto Nerz in 1932. Herberger succeeded him as national coach after Germany's uninspired loss to Norway at the 1936 Olympics. After the war he had a short club spell with Eintracht Frankfurt. He remained national coach until 1964, when he was succeeded by Helmut Schön. He died of pneumonia in Mannheim aged 80.

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