Lutz Pfannenstiel. The name probably doesn’t ring any bells for many football fans around the world, but the journeyman German, who spent 101 days in prison in Singapore and was declared ‘clinically dead’ on a football field during his playing days has one of the most interesting careers that the beautiful game has ever seen. I got the chance to chat with the only professional footballer in the world to play in all six FIFA confederations…


In the early 1990s, at the young age of 18, Pfannenstiel was regarded as one of the brightest goalkeeping talents in Germany and, in his own words, was a ‘rising star’.

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