The quiet goalkeeper: Robert Enke (1977-2009)
November 11, 2009 11:41 AM Subscribe
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Yesterday evening, Robert Enke
, goalkeeper of Germany's national soccer team, committed suicide
. At a press conference today, his wife revealed, that he had been suffering from depression for 6 years and had been in therapy
. He covered it up out of fear to lose custody of his adopted daughter and his career as a professional footballer.
Despite being the favorite candidate for the goalkeeper position in the German national team at the upcoming World Cup 2010, Enke's hit several professional and personal setbacks
in his life.
The popular keeper was also a prominent supporter of animal rights and appeared in a PETA campaign
Enke is another recent victim of depression in German professional football, a condition that already forced Germany's rising star, Sebastian Deisler
, to end his career in 2007
The Guardian's Raphael Honigstein reminds German football
, that sometimes you cannot go back to business as usual and Sweden's retired Patrick Andersson writes a personal tribute to his friend and former teammate.