German forward who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He spent the bulk of his club career with Germany's Rot-Weiss Essen, scoring 88 goals in 201 appearances.
He spent his youth career with SV Altenessen, SC Oelde, and Sportfreund Katernberg.
He scored 21 goals in 40 matches for Team Germany.
He had two sons, Uwe and Klaus, with his wife Gerti.
He and Lothar Matthaus both starred for Germany in World Cup play.