Kaiserslautern revealed a special shirt to commemorate the 90th birthday of the club’s legend, Fritz Walter.
Walter was exposed to football early with his parents working at the 1. FC Kaiserslautern club restaurant. By 1928 he had joined the Kaiserslautern youth academy, and he made his first team debut at 17, continuing an association with the club that would be his only professional club.
He debuted with the German national team in 1940 under Sepp Herberger, and scored a hat-trick against Romania.
Fritz Walter died in 2002 aged 81. It was his dream to see the World Cup 2006 in "his" town Kaiserslautern as the town had not been selected in the smaller tournament of 1974, but it was denied with his death.