RIP Robert Enke

Talk about your favorite sport or club in here, or discuss a match you're particularly interested in

RIP Robert Enke

Postby Slippery Lizard on Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:48 pm

This came as quite a shock to me when i read the news, i know this sounds silly but i swear ive bought him on Manager and Fifa games ive played in the past!

Germany keeper dies in 'suicide'

Germany and Hannover 96 goalkeeper Robert Enke has died after being hit by a train in an apparent suicide, police have confirmed.

Enke, 32, was fatally injured at a level crossing northwest of Hannover.

The German football federation (DFB) said in a statement: "The German team has learned of the death of Robert Enke with great shock."

Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff added: "We are in a state of shock. It is beyond words."

Enke's daughter Lara died in 2006 of a rare heart condition when she was just two. He leaves behind his wife, Teresa, and an eight-month-old daughter the couple had adopted in May.

German police released a statement saying: "The victim is apparently national team goalkeeper Robert Enke from Hannover 96. The first police indications are that it was a suicide."

Enke was struck by a regional train travelling between Norddeich and Hannover at a railway crossing in Neustadt am Rubenberge and died at the scene.

He played eight times for Germany and also for clubs Carl Zeiss Jena, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Benfica, Barcelona, Fenerbahce and Tenerife, before returning to the Bundesliga with Hannover in 2004.

Enke made his international debut aged 29 and became Germany's number one keeper after Jens Lehmann retired from internationals at the end of Euro 2008.

He had missed Germany's last four matches with a virus but returned for his club at the weekend.

Germany coach Joachim Löw had indicated that Enke was in pole position for the number one jersey at next year's World Cup finals in South Africa.

Dr Theo Zwanziger, president of the DFB, said that the football community in Germany "are deeply distressed and in mourning", adding: "All our sympathy goes to the wife of Robert Enke and his family."

The Germany squad is currently in Bonn ahead of a friendly against Chile on Saturday, but Enke had not been called up, having only just returned to action for his club.

Hundreds of fans flocked to Hannover's Niedersachsen Stadion on Tuesday night to lay flowers and light candles for the captain of their club.

A news conference has been scheduled for 1230 GMT on Wednesday
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 353733.stm

Fact file
ROBERT ENKE
Born: 24/8/77, Jena, East Germany
Debut: 1995-96
Clubs: Carl Zeiss Jena, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Benfica, Barcelona, Fenerbahce, Tenerife, Hannover 96
Germany debut: 27/3/07 versus Denmark
Germany caps: 8
Awards: Bundesliga goalkeeper of the season 2008-09


R.I.P
You think your safe, until you turn a corner i see a massive rocket heading straight for you.........what do you do???
WARNING: YOU CANNOT ESCAPE MY ROCKETS! (Big Hitting Lizard)
User avatar
Slippery Lizard
UKCS Sponsor
 
Player: Big Hitting Lizard [LSS]
STEAM_0:1:20778156
 
Posts: 1257
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:38 pm
Location: Tornado Alley

Re: RIP Robert Enke

Postby Templar+ on Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:55 pm

r.i.p.
Image
Image
User avatar
Templar+
Old Timer
Moderator
 
Player: Templar+
STEAM_0:0:10400303
 
Posts: 6114
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:17 pm
Location: Lancashire, England

Re: RIP Robert Enke

Postby Love Muffin on Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:58 pm

R.I.P
Image

STEAM_0:0:5223960
Liverpool FC
"It's a love story, baby just say yes"

Feel free to add me on Steam
PSN: HoinkDoink

UKCS Facebook
#Banter

-Daztec
User avatar
Love Muffin
Experienced Member
 
Player: Love Muffin ت
STEAM_0:0:5223960
 
Posts: 1770
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:26 pm
Location: Essex Wo0t! Wo0t!



Image

Re: RIP Robert Enke

Postby G3!ST on Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:03 am

horrible news, r.i.p
User avatar
G3!ST
UKCS Sponsor
 
Player: Incredibru
STEAM_0:0:6011571
 
Posts: 3617
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:04 pm
Location: England



Image

Re: RIP Robert Enke

Postby cowboyfromhell on Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:23 am

Absolutely tragic for his family. :(

R.I.P.
Senior Forum Moderator, CS:GO Admin, ex-TF2 & CSS Admin
Add me to Steam Friends if you need a hand. :)
Use the UKCS Uploader for your pictures, it's free for members!

ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!
Xerxes wrote:Worst. Senior. Mod. Eva.
User avatar
cowboyfromhell
Senior Moderator
UKCS Admin
 
Player: Cowboy
STEAM_0:1:10068175
 
Posts: 6505
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:13 pm
Location: Suffolk



Image

Re: RIP Robert Enke

Postby Azzy on Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:25 am

Slippery Lizard wrote:ive bought him on Manager and Fifa games ive played in the past!

I have as well.

cowboyfromhell wrote:Absolutely tragic for his family. :(

Agreed, R.I.P
Forum Moderator
CSS Admin
Use the UKCS Uploader to upload images/files.
User avatar
Azzy
UKCS Admin
Moderator
 
Player: Azzy
STEAM_0:1:7114108
 
Posts: 7664
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:53 am
Location: South Shields, near Newcastle, UK



Image

Re: RIP Robert Enke

Postby DeanX on Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:47 am

R.I.P
*UKCS Old School*
DeanX
UKCS Admin
 
Player: DeanX
STEAM_0:0:4858412
 
Posts: 9864
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:17 am
Location: Manchester

Re: RIP Robert Enke

Postby Bourne_inFINity on Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:54 am

R.I.P :cry:
Image
User avatar
Bourne_inFINity
UKCS Life Sponsor
 
Player: Bourne
STEAM_0:0:5988774
 
Posts: 1433
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:54 pm
Location: Finland



Image


Return to Sports & Motoring

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 0 guests