Werder Bremen, former top stormer Wynton Rufer, also received a wish for recovery after his heart attack from Coach legend Otto Rehhagel.
“And Otto, as always, called in the middle of the night. And I’ve been telling him for thirty years that our clocks are ticking differently,”said the New Zealand of the”Deichstube”:”Oh, the Otto is just great! I was so pleased to hear from him.”
Rufer had recently collapsed in an open street after visiting a basketball game in Auckland and and later fell into a coma in the hospital. A passer-by may have saved “Kiwi” with first aid measures initiated.
“I have already personally thanked my savior. I can’t believe he only took a class like that four weeks ago, then he comes around the corner and keeps me alive,”said Rufer, who played for Werder from 1989 to 1994,”I was really lucky that this could have gone quite differently. Then I wouldn’t be here anymore.”
Caller’s appeal:”Guys, let’s check your heart”
Caller also advertised for precautionary examinations with the doctor.” Guys, check your hearts. You just don’t realize you might have a problem,”he said,”I was fit. I’d be one of the ten fittest over-50-year-olds in New Zealand, but it still happened to me. Two arteries in my heart were blocked. I got two stitches, now everything is fine again.”
With Bremen, Rufer 1992 won the European Cup of Cups. He also won the German championship 1993 and two DFB trophies (1991 and 1994).