City’s Bert Trautmann is knocked out during their FA Cup final in 1956. Photo: EPA City’s Bert Trautmann is knocked out during their FA Cup final in 1956. Photo: EPA
City’s Bert Trautmann is knocked out during their FA Cup final in 1956. Photo: EPA

The good German - from enemy POW to beloved City 'legend'

Bert Trautmann arrived in England as a Nazi POW, but his talent in goal for Manchester City - and winning the FA Cup despite a broken neck - ensured post-war crowds soon took him to their hearts

City’s Bert Trautmann is knocked out during their FA Cup final in 1956. Photo: EPA City’s Bert Trautmann is knocked out during their FA Cup final in 1956. Photo: EPA
City’s Bert Trautmann is knocked out during their FA Cup final in 1956. Photo: EPA
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