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.
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.