"I cannot imagine Hamburg without Bundesliga football. I never thought that in my lifetime I would experience the relegation of Hamburg."
-- Former Hamburg and German national team great
, now 81, after HSV, the six-time German champion and European Cup champion in 1983, was relegated for the first time on Saturday, prompting fans to throw flares on to the field when
it became official that the club's record uninterrupted top-flight streak had ended. (Reuters