Footballer’s Coming Home

Sport sometimes produces some truly bizarre situations. The latest which may be a pure publicity stunt for the European Championships is nothing if not a little macabre.

The remains of Polish Football Legend Kazimierz Deyna who died in a car crash in the United States in 1989 are reportedly being flown back to Poland in time for the kick off of the European Championships which are being hosted by his native Poland.

His remains will be re-buried in his homeland two days before the tournament gets under way. A monument to Deyna will also be unveiled on the same day in front of the stadium at Legia Warsaw for whom he played between 1966 -1978, before he transferred to Manchester City. He was playing in the North American Soccer League when he passed away.

Deyna won gold with Poland when they won the 1972 Olympic Games title and bronze at the 1974 World Cup. He is widely regarded in Poland as one of the country’s finest footballers. He also starred with Pele, Mike Summerbee, Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles, Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone in Escape to Victory.

Footballer’s Coming Home
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  • June 3, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Crazy Poles – Then again the late Floreat Athena player – Eddie Small’s ashes sprinkled over Litis Stadium in 2007 correlated with an undefeated season.

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