On the 59th anniversary of the Munich air disaster that decimated Manchester United FC's 'Busby Babes,' the Bundesliga would like to commemorate the victims and survivors of the crash.

Twenty-three people, including eight players and three members of United's staff, were killed when the team's plane crashed on 6 February, 1958, shortly after take-off from Munich airport where it had made a refuelling stop following the English club's European Cup tie with Red Star Belgrade.

Edwards (2nd r.), pictured here meeting Prince Philip (l.) won 18 caps for England before his 21st birthday, scoring five goals.

Twenty-one people on board died at the scene. Duncan Edwards, tipped to be a future legend of the game, succumbed to his injuries 15 days later while the plane's captain, Kenneth Rayment, died a few weeks following the incident.

Then-manager, Sir Matt Busby, and Sir Bobby Charlton, a young, up-and-coming United player at the time, both survived the disaster, which occurred after the pilots had already made two aborted attempts to leave the snowbound Bavarian city.