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 Bert TRAUTMANN 1951-1957 
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Name: Bernhard Carl "Bert" Trautmann

Nickname: ''Bird'' (English pronunciation for ''Bert''), "Traut the Kraut"


Nationality: :GER: Germany
Club: Manchester City
Shirt Number: 1
Position: *GK
Side: LF/BS
Age: 28-34 years (22/10/1923 - 19/07/2013)

Height: 189 cm
Weight: 77 kg (Approx.)

Attack: 35
Defence: 95
Balance: 89
Stamina: 60
Top Speed: 73
Acceleration: 71
Response: 90
Agility: 72
Dribble Accuracy: 57
Dribble Speed: 55
Short Pass Accuracy: 62
Short Pass Speed: 69
Long Pass Accuracy: 72
Long Pass Speed: 59
Shot Accuracy: 45
Shot Power: 80
Shot Technique: 42
Free Kick Accuracy: 47
Curling: 47
Header: 48
Jump: 82
Technique: 50
Aggression: 68
Mentality: 97
Goalkeeper Skills: 90
Team Work: 80

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 8
Weak Foot Frequency: 8
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Late Peak

S11 - Penalty Saver
S12 - 1-On-1 Keeper

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Penalty Stopper - 1-On-1 Stopper

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Defensive Minded


''When we played against ''Bird'' , our coach said ,,Beware! don't look at the goal before you shoot because, he will read your mind'' - Bobby Charlton

Style of play

Trautmann excelled at shot-stopping, particularly penalties, saving 60% of those he faced over the course of his career. The Manchester United manager Matt Busby mentioned Trautmann's anticipation in his pre-match team talks: "Don't stop to think where you're going to hit it with Trautmann. Hit it first and think afterwards. If you look up and work it out he will read your thoughts and stop it." Similar sentiments were expressed by the Manchester City forward Neil Young, who recalled that "the only way to beat him with a shot in training was to mis-hit it". As a former handball player, Trautmann was adept at throwing the ball long distances, an attribute he used to start attacking moves, particularly after witnessing the Hungarian goalkeeper Gyula Grosics use such tactics to good effect in Hungary's 6–3 victory over England in 1953.
Trautmann found it difficult to accept criticism, and allowed only close friends to suggest changes to his game. He occasionally dwelt on mistakes to the detriment of his concentration, a tendency his friend Stan Wilson called "picking at daisies". A short temper also caused occasional problems; he was sent off on more than one occasion.

The Bert Trautmann Story Part 1
The Bert Trautmann Story Part 2
The Bert Trautmann Story Part 3

Mon May 22, 2017 10:37 pm
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His Bio is so great, i'm glad of buy that book.
The reason behind why he stayed in England is very funny :lol: but understandable in the context of the time and his own situation.

I read how back was his injury, and analizing from my POV, is great the fact that he did not lose the consciousness , or that his injury was not than worst, I like his story because it shows how life changes, from being in the war, to dealing with people who discriminated on the field for his past , to be one of the best goalkeepers of his time and M. City and respected.

Talking about the set he is not so light, i can tell that looking from the photos and making a formula by his IMC, for sure he is 7 or 8 kg more heavy than that.

The same goes for AGI, i see footage from him, he is heavy AF, but taking in count his height, weight and complextion make him look in game like a fu**ing chair.

The era i still say, he past several months recovering from that injury, that shi**y injury, make feel one of worst pains during the time of recovering, some matches where friendlys others for the cup, and the sub GK was one of the most used to replace him.
BTW Traut the kraut is not to offensive ? i mean is like said Traut the Boche or the Jerry :|

He is one of the three GK's pre 90' that i respect :)

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:47 am
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I want his stats, thank you very much!

Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:33 am
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Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:34 pm
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I always thought his GKS looked higher than this to me, his handling was superb, he could very easily catch powerful shots (and this was always my main complaint with goalkeepers pre-80s). 92 or 93 seems more accurate to me, he was definitely better than Casillas, Arconada and Schumacher in this aspect imo (just to name a few also on 90)

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