Uwe Rösler was just eleven years old when he went to live at Lokomotive Leipzig’s academy. The experience was seminal, but what he didn’t expect was a terrifying visit from the Stasi, who wanted to him to spy on his team-mates. When Uwe heard that the Wall had come down he knew that nothing would be the same again.
Eventually he would move to Manchester City where the striker, despite not having a word of English, was made incredibly welcome by the players. On the field, he made an instant impact and gave everything, and the Maine Road crowd just loved him for it.
This is an absolutely fascinating Big Interview.