Jörg Stübner is dead: The tragic history of the East German international
The former GDR international Jörg Stübner is dead. The former midfielder of Dynamo Dresden died on Monday evening at the age of 53 years in Dresden. First, the "Bild" newspaper reported about it. On Tuesday Dynamo Dresden confirmed the death of the club legend to SPIEGEL ONLINE. The cause of death is still unclear.
A total of 47 internationals played Stübner (one goal). He completed 182 games between 1983 and 1993 for Dynamo, the club where he was trained. Until 1990 Stübner played alongside Matthias Sammer and Ulf Kirsten. All three were part of the Dynamo team, in 1986 in the quarterfinals of the European Cup Winners' Cup at Bayer Uerdingen despite a 2-0 first-leg win and a 3-1 half-time lead in Krefeld still with a 3: 7 retired.
With Dynamo Dresden experienced Stübner a heyday of the club: Twice he was with the club DDR champion (1989 and 1990) and three times FDGB Cup winner. In the 1988/1989 season he moved with the Saxons in the semifinals of the Uefa Cup.
His former teammate Ulf Kirsten wrote about Stübner's death on Twitter:
At the last international match of the GDR national team in September 1990 in Belgium Stübner was in the starting eleven. The GDR won 2-0 after two penalty gates.
Unlike Sammer and Kirsten Stübner was not reunified after the German known player. While the two former teammates switched to Bundesliga clubs (Stuttgart and Leverkusen), Stübner remained in Saxony. In 1991, he rose with Dynamo in the Bundesliga and played there five games.
But then his crash began. Stübner is said to have had alcohol problems and depression. Last Dynamo Dresden had tried for an apartment for the former player.
In the past season, Jörg Stübner showed again at Dynamo home games. At his old club, he was supposed to take on a job in the youth field. But that does not happen anymore.