Gert Trinklein

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Gert Trinklein
Personal information
Full name Gert Trinklein
Date of birth (1949-06-19)19 June 1949
Place of birth Frankfurt, Germany
Date of death 11 July 2017(2017-07-11) (aged 68)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
–1967 Rot-Weiß Frankfurt
1967–1968 Eintracht Frankfurt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1978 Eintracht Frankfurt 230 (10)
1978–1979 Kickers Offenbach 6 (0)
1979–1980 Dallas Tornado 56 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gert Trinklein (19 June 1949 – 11 July 2017) was a German football player.

Between 1969 and 1978 Trinklein appeared in 230 matches for Eintracht Frankfurt. In 1979, he moved to the USA, becoming the third German soccer pro besides Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Müller. Since 1985 he was an independent tradesman and merchandises at sport events. Since 2006 Gert Trinklein was part of the FDP fraction in Frankfurt parliament.

He died in the night from the 11 to 12 July due to his Leukemia disease which was diagnosed in 2011.[1]



  1. ^ "Eintracht-Legende und Stadtverordneter Gert Trinklein gestorben". Frankfurter Neue Presse. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.

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