A legendary FC Bayern employee who shared many titles recently passed away. The association commemorates the popular employee.
Munich – Bayern Munich announced today, Monday, sad news. As the record-breaking champion announced on his homepage, Wolfgang “Atzi” Gebhardt, a long-time team member of FCB, died at the age of 65. Since 1986, Gebhardt has been the physiotherapist for Bayern Munich professionals for more than 20 years. Mostly it was a part of the trio around Freddy Binder and D. Hans Wilhelm Müller-Wolffart.
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Gebhardt faced several generations of players in his time, including the current management team in Munich. In addition to board members Hassan Salih Hamidic and Oliver Kahn, he also took care of Hansi Fleck during his five years at Bayern. Legends from the past such as Lothar Matthews or Klaus Augenthaler also trusted Gebhardt, who also looked after the second generation of world champions around Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Muller and Philip Lahm. He always enjoyed appreciation in the team.
But Gebhart didn’t just work with the club’s pros, between 2007 and 2015 he was part of the career team of the junior team. His longtime boss, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has also dedicated some touching words to him. “We will miss Atzi Gebhardt so much. His professional and humanitarian qualities have made him a particularly important part of this club.” The chairman, describing Gebhardt as a “Bayern Munich veteran,” said the chairman, “We all appreciated his funny and always happy style, and he felt The players are always in safe hands in his hands. “
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Rummenigge also notes that without players like Gebhardt, Bayern Munich “might have won a title or the least in its history.” In fact, Physio was also a true collector of titles. In all, Bayern have celebrated eleven German championships, five DFB Cup victories, one European Champions League title, one UEFA Cup victory, and one World Cup victory. He worked for the club under the leadership of several coaches, including Udo Latick, Jupp Heynckes, Franz Beckenbauer, Otto Rehaegel, Giovanni Trapattoni, Ottmar Hitzfeld and Felix Magath.
“A big club like Bayern Munich only works with people like Atze Gebhardt, who always try their best out of the limelight so that we can celebrate successes together. (…) Atzi Gebhardt will always remain an important part of the FC Bayern family,” President Herbert expressed Heiner expressed his sorrow at the loss of a long-term employee who, along with colleagues Bender, Muller and Wolffart, had done real pioneering work.