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Germany keeper dies in 'suicide'

Postby TranceFusion » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:29 am

Germany and Hannover 96 goalkeeper Robert Enke has died after being hit by a train in an apparent suicide, police have confirmed.

Enke, 32, was fatally injured at a level crossing northwest of Hannover.

The German football federation (DFB) said in a statement: "The German team has learned of the death of Robert Enke with great shock."

Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff added: "We are in a state of shock. It is beyond words."

Enke's daughter Lara died in 2006 of a rare heart condition when she was just two. He leaves behind his wife, Teresa, and an eight-month-old daughter the couple had adopted in May.

German police released a statement saying: "The victim is apparently national team goalkeeper Robert Enke from Hannover 96. The first police indications are that it was a suicide."

ROBERT ENKE
Born: 24/8/77, Jena, East Germany
Debut: 1995-96
Clubs: Carl Zeiss Jena, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Benfica, Barcelona, Fenerbahce, Tenerife, Hannover 96
Germany debut: 27/3/07 versus Denmark
Germany caps: 8
Awards: Bundesliga goalkeeper of the season 2008-09

Enke was struck by a regional train travelling between Norddeich and Hannover at a railway crossing in Neustadt am Rubenberge and died at the scene.

He played eight times for Germany and also for clubs Carl Zeiss Jena, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Benfica, Barcelona, Fenerbahce and Tenerife, before returning to the Bundesliga with Hannover in 2004.

Enke made his international debut aged 29 and became Germany's number one keeper after Jens Lehmann retired from internationals at the end of Euro 2008.

He had missed Germany's last four matches with a virus but returned for his club at the weekend.

Germany coach Joachim Löw had indicated that Enke was in pole position for the number one jersey at next year's World Cup finals in South Africa.
Barcelona players observe a minute's silence in memory of their former goalkeeper Robert Enke before the cup match against Cultural Leonesa
Barcelona observed a minute's silence at the Nou Camp on Wednesday

Dr Theo Zwanziger, president of the DFB, said that the football community in Germany "are deeply distressed and in mourning", adding: "All our sympathy goes to the wife of Robert Enke and his family."

The Germany squad is currently in Bonn ahead of a friendly against Chile on Saturday, but Enke had been left out of the squad having only just returned to action for his club.

Hundreds of fans flocked to Hannover's Niedersachsen Stadion on Tuesday night to lay flowers and light candles for the captain of their club.

A news conference has been scheduled for 1230 GMT on Wednesday.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/footbal ... 353733.stm
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Re: Germany keeper dies in 'suicide'

Postby Nicktalopia » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:35 pm

Why would anyone do that, makes no sense. :?
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Re: Germany keeper dies in 'suicide'

Postby [IN]Head-Kay » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:49 pm

Nicktalopia wrote:Why would anyone do that, makes no sense. :?


theyre saying it has something to do with the fact that he lost a daughter last year.
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Re: Germany keeper dies in 'suicide'

Postby TranceFusion » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:28 pm

Yea he lost his 2 year old Lara who was born with a heart disease. Later they adopted an 8months old girl but he wasn't able to get over it. I read 2h ago that the police found the goodbye letter.
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Re: Germany keeper dies in 'suicide'

Postby ziz00_909 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:05 pm

:( what a loss!
naturally Artificial!
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