THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

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icon germany11 November ~ On November 9, there was a ceremony in Germany’s capital to mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event which occurred in what was to be the penultimate season of East Germany’s football league, before the sport was unified. Uli Hesse, author of Tor! The Story Of German Football, has charted the end of this league for ESPN, looking at how teams such as Dynamo Dresden, Hansa Rostock and Magdeburg are now doing. Only one Bundesliga team are based in the east – Hertha Berlin, who have always been a West German club – while there are just three representatives in the second tier. You can read about the decline of the former GDR clubs on ESPN here.

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