Frankfurt am Main (AP) – Frankfurt club legend Alex Meier is looking forward to his farewell game with great anticipation.
The 39-year-old ex-professional was very grateful for the chance to say goodbye to his fans, Meier said at a press conference. The farewell game with many prominent football professionals will take place on Wednesday (7 p.m./Sport1) in Deutsche Bank Park.
“I am honored that I can still experience something like this with all my companions and old coaches,” emphasized the ex-striker, who is revered by fans as the “football god”. For Eintracht board spokesman Axel Hellmann, the former top scorer is “no inventory” in the club, but belongs to the Frankfurt club as a responsible person. Meier played for Eintracht from 2004 to 2018 and is now a youth coach at the Hessian Bundesliga club.
“Thanks a lot, soccer god!”
The motto of the game is “Thanks a lot, football god!”. Because of the corona pandemic, it will only take place four years after Meier’s career ended. More than 30,000 tickets have already been sold.
Meier will join club legends like Jay-Jay Okocha and Anthony Yeboah. Carlos Zambrano came all the way from Argentina. His ex-coaches Armin Veh and Friedhelm Funkel, who will look after the two teams, are also there when Meier says goodbye.
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