Jörg Stübner († 53) was one of East's best football talents, celebrated in the 80s in the GDR as a pop star.
Unlike his Dresdner teammates Ulf Kirsten (53) and Matthias Sammer (51), he failed to make a career in the United Kingdom.
On Monday, the former football star of Dynamo Dresden died alone. His mother found him lifeless in his 10th floor apartment in a prefabricated building in Dresden-Prohlis. The cause of death is still unclear.
The ex-international (47 caps) was considered a depressive, a social case. Police exclude suicide.
Speaker Stefan Grohme (37): "There is currently no evidence that death is a suicide."
Probably his heart was simply weakened after years of alcohol and drug use. And then it was the heat. Ex-teammate Ralf Minge (58): "The loss of" Stüb's "makes me deeply sad."
Buddy Ulf Kirsten: "His fate has followed many fans for years and left no untouched. A dull day for all of us!"
His crash from star to social case began with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Kirsten and Sammer received offers from top clubs, Stübner just from Unterhaching. And there he would undergo a trial training which he declined.
1995, after the relationship with his great love Katya had passed, he completely lost his foot: "I went into a vicious circle of alcohol and pills and threw away my life." He tried one new life in Gran Canaria and worked as a harvester.
"After the Wall's case, I could not cope with the pressure in my name and my fear of contact," he told BILD 2004.  In 2018, he pleaded to threaten a neighbor with a gas gun. 19659005] Recently, however, there was hope that he will find his way back to life. He was in the stand at Dynamo home games and was scheduled for the club junior school.