Former HSV player Mustafa Kucukovic was arrested on Wednesday. According to the police, he and his accomplice wanted to sell more than 300 kilograms of drugs.
A former Bundesliga player wanted to sell over 300 kilograms of drugs.
Police arrested Mustafa Kucukovic on Wednesday.
His former coach is shocked.
At the age of 17 Mustafa Kucukovic made his Bundesliga debut for the Hamburg sports club. 17 years later he is on the brink. He faces a long prison term. The reason: drugs. According to the police, the 34-year-old wanted to sell over 300 kilograms of drugs together with an accomplice.
As the «Bild» writes, the police had Kucukovic in their sights for several months. The value of the drugs is said to be around ten million euros. During house searches, almost 20,000 euros in cash and several hundred foreign SIM cards were also seized.
Kucukovic made 14 Bundesliga appearances in his career. He even played a game for the German U-21s, as a team-mate of Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Sami Khedira. Although he was considered a great talent, he never quite made the breakthrough. Nevertheless, he played in Ligue 1 for Grenoble and played for 1860 Munich and Greuther Fürth in the second division. In 2015 his professional career at Hansa Rostock ended in the third division.
“For me this is an incredible tragedy”
His first trainer at HSV, Klaus Toppmöller, is shocked. About the «Mopo» he says: «I had a great impression. There was nothing to suggest that the boy would take such a path. ” The 69-year-old adds: “He was a huge storm talent. I thought he could have a really great career. ”
Instead of a great career, Kucukovic will probably go to jail. Toppmöller: “For me this is an incredible tragedy. If you can’t make it in football, you can work normally, just like other people. “
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