Former striker passes away at 92
Wed, 21/10/20, 16:00
FC Bayern mourning the loss of Hans Legath
FC Bayern is mourning the loss of Hans Legath, who has passed away at the age of 92. The former striker scored 44 goals in 98 appearances for the Bavarians between 1952 and 1955 while competing in the Oberliga. Even after he left the club, he never lost contact with the German record champions. Over the years, Legath became an honorary member and his most recent membership number was 18.
President Herbert Hainer: "Hans Legath remained loyal to his FC Bayern for over 65 years. He is a great example of the intimate bond that football and this club inspire in people. Names such as Hans Legath stand for the great tradition that exists at FC Bayern. He shaped the club in the past and lived through all its great successes since then. We are united in mourning with his relatives and will always remember Hans Legath."
Born in Kolbermoor, Legath came to Munich as a student in the 1950s. When he joined FC Bayern, the club news said about him: "He is considered the best striker in the whole Chiemgau region and is also a good athlete." Legath could sprint 100 metres in an impressive 10.9 seconds, and in the high jump he cleared 1.86 metres. As a junior athlete he won the German championship in both the pentathlon and triple jump.