||5 Nov 1936
Uwe Seeler, one of the most consistent and best forwards in the world in the
1950s and 60s, spent his entire career at his birthtown club Hamburger SV. He made his international
debut already as a 17 year old in October 1954 against France just a few months after West Germany won the World
Cup in Switzerland. Uwe played in four World Cups - unfortunately for him the four tournaments held between
West Germany's title winning years 1954 and 1974. He captained West Germany at Wembley
in the final of 1966 when England won after extra time. It was the closest Seeler ever came to
winning the World Cup.
He scored in all tournaments making him the only player in history besides Pelé
to have scored in four World Cups. His 21 appearances in the finals was a record at the time
and is only bettered in recent years by Matthäus and Maldini.
Seeler was voted West Germany's Player of the Year three times 1960, 64 and
70 and also starred for World XI against England in 1963. He was topscorer in the Northern Oberliga
six times and was Bundesliga's topscorer in its inaugural season 1963/64. He scored 137 goals
in 239 Bundesliga matches overall. He retired in 1972 having made over 700 senior appearances and
scored over 550 goals.
| 1958 | 1962
| 1966 | 1970
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