Police hunting for missing former Bundesliga player and manager as family beg public to help find him | The Sun

THE FAMILY of ex-Bundesliga footballer Uwe Klimaschefski have put out an urgent appeal to the police and public to help find him.

Klimaschefski, 84, was reported to be missing since 5pm on September 7.

An appeal from his daughters Martina and Heike Klimaschefski on Facebook said: "Uwe Klimaschefski has been missing since September 7th at 5pm. 

"He drove his car from Homburg to Berlin. 

"Approached a passer-by there around 5pm to make a phone call. Since then there has been no trace."

Klimaschefski is said to be "urgently dependent on medication."


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The statement on Heike's page continued: "If anyone sees him, please notify the Berlin police, me or my sister Martina Klimaschefski.

"The Berlin police have received a missing person report."

The former forward enjoyed a playing career across a number of top German clubs including Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin across the 1950s and 60s.

He later went on to become a coach for the likes of FC Homburg, Mainz, Hertha and 1860 Munich.

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Klimaschefski was diagnosed with severe diabetes shortly before his 80th birthday.

At the time he told BILD he "cheated death" after it was revealed he had a blood sugar level of 1100, with the normal level being between 110 and 140.

He added: "They said I should actually be dead. I didn’t actually plan on setting the world record there."

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