Uli Borowka - Battling the Booze | Kick off! Special Report | DW | 01.11.2012
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Uli Borowka - Battling the Booze

His autobiography hit the German football world like a bombshell when published recently. It’s a frank account of life as an alcoholic footballer. “15 beers, wine, spirits – I drank everything I could get my hands on.”

According to the book, the former West Germany defender was far from an exception in his profession. Uli Borowka talks to Kick off! about the taboo subject of alcohol in the game, the lack of action taken by coaches, and his plans to help addicted players today.

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