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JUL 19, 2013 - The Independent

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Bert Trautmann obituary: Footballer who overcame prejudice and went on to play with a broken neck in the FA Cup final

For most footballers, keeping goal in an FA Cup final while suffering from a broken neck would be the most dramatic, and traumatic, event of their lives. But for Bert Trautmann, by common consent among the finest goalkeepers in football history despite never playing for his country, an excruciating, life-threatening interlude at Wembley in 1956 was a mere trifle compared to what he had lived through already.    

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