The original one-cap Wunder, 5th September 1973 On 5th September 1973, West Germany were playing the Soviet Union in a friendly match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. After 64 minutes, a 23 year old left-sided attacking winger from MSV
Franz Beckenbauer. Lothar Matthäus. Jürgen Klinsmann. Jürgen Kohler. Thomas Häßler. Miroslav Klose. Lukas Podolski. Philipp Lahm. Bastian Schweinsteiger. A mix of legends and, potentially, legends-in-waiting. Nine names to have graced the Nationalmannschaft. But can you guess who comes next in
It’s been a while since the last One Cap Wonder, and the series resumes with the story of a man who would be a German international for some twenty-eight minutes: Hanno Balitsch.