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FCZ legend Karl Grob is dead

No one completed more games for FC Zürich as he 708 were total. Now Karl is Roughly dead. He died on Saturday after an organ failure in the Zurich triemli hospital, such as the view reported. Gross had been located during the last days in the ICU and had died on Saturday in the presence of his sons.

Roughly a fairly small Goalie with his 1,73 meters, and he was at the beginning of his football career, also a gifted winger. 16 he was when he played at FC Küsnacht on this Position. Because then in a round, all the Goalies were, found the young man from the lake of Zurich in the box. It appealed to him. By the way, worked a Rough idea of the construction.

Maybe he could not unlearn his dribbling from his time on the wing. Because Gross was famous for his bold excursions out of the penalty area. The "Dribbler out of the gate," they called him often. He searched again and again for the duel with opposing strikers, left you with his hook. And, although he can take the Ball this time after a back-pass in the hands. This was banned years later, in 1992,. Most of these actions were good for the goalkeeper and his Club.

Of the football world for the Coop

20 years Roughly in the gate of the FCZ. Of course he had had offers from other Clubs, he said once, "but 1000 francs increase in wages in the month for me were not important". When he left the Club, he had won five times in the national League A, and four times in the Cup. His last championship he won in 1981. In his last assignment for the Zurich five goals conceded Roughly, it was a Derby against GC. "The end of a never-ending story", was the headline in the Tages-Anzeiger after that. Gross said: "I'm bi, but in the slow en old Cheib."

With 41 wanted to know Roughly the last Time and joined for a year, the FC Biel in the national League B. After that, he finished his career and worked until retirement at the Coop as a warehouse clerk. He didn't want to have much to do with soccer , and he went to his career to the stadium. However, he also said: "There are more important things". For example, when he was asked in 2005 whether he was going to watch the Cup final FC Zurich - Servette.

And a year later were his priorities pretty clear. It was may of 2016, as they hoped, in Zurich, to win the championship title. The first since the Era of Coarse, the first since 1981. The decisive game, it was the one that came after that, because of riots in and around the stadium as a disgrace of Basel in the history books of Swiss football, looked Rough in the television. Because He was at the Coop on Stand-by. However, he promised: "When the FCZ is master, then I will send a Präsentli in the Letzigrund." (mro)

Created: 21.04.2019, 11:58 PM

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