Great Britain:

The Guardian: Uwe Seeler, the indomitable striker who captained Germany in the 1966 World Cup final against England. Seeler, who died aged 85, has represented his country in four World Cups. (…) Before the elegant and technical era of Franz Beckenbauer, he represented the traditional strengths of German football: power, high morale, commitment and an indomitable will to win.”


“Gazzetta dello Sport”: “Farewell to Uwe Seeler, a myth of German football dies at the age of 85. One of the best European strikers of all time is leaving: he was captain of the German team that lost the World Cup final in 1966 and one of the most important personalities in the history of Hamburg.

“La Repubblica”: “Uwe Seeler is dead, one of the legends of German football. He was 85 years old and one of football’s greatest goalscorers. (…) Tore and Seeler, that was an inseparable connection.”


“Blick”: “Sad news from Germany. Soccer legend Uwe Seeler is dead. (…) Seeler is considered the greatest HSV player in history. He played over 580 games for Hamburg and scored almost 500 goals. He made 72 appearances for the German national team and kicked in four times at a World Cup. As captain, he lost the legendary World Cup final against England at Wembley with Germany in 1966. (…) Seeler was down to earth, always a role model, straightforward, open-hearted.”


“L’Équipe”: “The German football legend Uwe Seeler is dead. In the history of the World Cup, only four players have scored at least one goal in four different tournaments: Pelé, Miroslav Klose, Cristiano Ronaldo and…Uwe Seeler.”


“Marca”: “Ex-soccer player Uwe Seeler, one of the legendary names in German football alongside Kaiser Franz Beckenbauer, has died at the age of 85. Seeler was a very charismatic and popular personality.”

“AS”: Germany and especially the city of Hamburg and HSV mourn the loss of one of the great icons of the city and football. The Hamburg and German legend Uwe Seeler died at the age of 85 (…) A great one is leaving.”