Bert Trautmann Mug

Bert Trautmann Mug

7.50

10oz ceramic mug

Tribute mug of Manchester City's post-war cult hero

Bert Trautmann was a paratrooper in the Luftwaffe during the 2nd world war. Serving 3 years on the Eastern Front he earned 5 medals for bravery including the Iron Cross. When transferred to the Western Front near the end of the war he was captured and sent to a prisoner of war camp in Lancashire. At the end of the war he refused repatriation and settled in the North West, combining farm work with goalkeeping for St Helens Town. His growing reputation soon earned him a move to Manchester City where he established himself as a fearless keeper of unrivaled athleticism and bravery - famously breaking his neck in one of his trademark headlong challenges at the attackers feet during the 1956 FA Cup Final. He completed the match unaware of the severity of his injury, making several more important saves to preserve City's 3-1 lead and win the Cup.

Rival Bobby Charlton summed him up: To us Bert Trautmann was not just a goalkeeper but a god. He seemed able to fly. He was so brave.

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Designed & printed in Belfast to order. We use only the best dye-sublimation ceramic mugs available for colours that really pop. 100% microwave & dishwasher safe however if you love your mug we recommend hand-soaping as dishwasher chemicals can be pretty harsh.

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