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Super League: This is how Streich became a football fan in Basel

It’s May 16, 1979. Cup Winners’ Cup. ultimate. Barcelona meets Fortuna Dusseldorf in front of nearly 60,000 spectators in Joggeli. And in the middle is the coaching legend of Freiburg Christian Streiche. Number 14 at the time, from Imelden, a small village near the border, about ten kilometers from St. Jacob’s Park.

“The 14-seat Drumle took us from Kleinhongen to Ugele, as we always do. The whole city was red and blue. It was unusual and then I got a needle, a hat and a scarf from a Barcelona fan, it was amazing,” Streisch recalls that waking experience.