WC winner to start cleaning toilets?

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Brehme, 53, scored the winning penalty against Diego Maradona's Argentina that sealed West Germany's third World Cup trophy in Rome's Stadio Olimpico 24 years ago.

Today, the former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan left-back has crippling debts and has been offered a job by a player he once managed at SpVgg Unterhaching – Olivier Straube – who has given him a chance to work for his bathroom cleaning business.

"We are ready to take Andreas on in our bathroom cleaning business. He will learn that what really counts is proper work and real life. It would help him improve his image. To me, that’s help," said Straube.

Brehme's manager from that 1990 World Cup-winning team Franz Beckenbauer has called for the football fraternity to assist his former player, saying: "We have the responsibility to try and get him out of this situation."

South Africa has many stories of former pros falling on hard times after their playing careers are over, but this story further highlights the importance of players educating themselves about wise money management while their income is strong.

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