“THE NFL Voice”: Commentator legend Günter Zapf dies at 66

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NFL commentator Günter Zapf from Munich has died at the age of 66. Fans, colleagues and friends mourn the sports legend.

It doesn't matter if you are a football, wrestling or baseball fan, everyone knew him: commentator Günter Zapf. But on Monday came the sad news: the Munich resident died at the age of 66. The cause of death is still unknown. What remains is deep sadness among fans and teammates.

Günter Zapf died at the age of 66

“The NFL family mourns the loss of television commentator, pioneer and legend Günter Zapf,” writes NFL Germany in With his incomparable voice, the man from Munich has been bringing American football to the living rooms of fans since the late 1980s, most recently through the Dazn streaming service. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Rest in peace!”


“For me, THE original voice of NFL broadcasts in German. THANK YOU Günter,” writes a fan below the post. Zapf worked for many broadcasters, including RTL Zwei, Tele5 and Sport1. He was considered one of Germany's most famous football commentators.

His Dazn colleague Florian Hauser also mourns Zapf. “Rest in peace, my friend, pioneer of football and wrestling in Germany and an incredibly great person. Thank you for all the moments, time and advice from him. “It was an honor!” Hauser said in a statement on Instagram.

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