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Hannover pay tribute to Robert Enke with special shirt

Hannover players Florian Fromlowitz and Arnold Bruggink
Hannover players wore the special shirts against Schalke at the weekend

German club Hannover 96 will wear shirts with a black number one for the rest of the season in tribute to keeper Robert Enke, who died on 10 November.

The German Football League approved defender Steve Cherundolo's idea to put the number on the chest of the shirts.

Hannover wore the kit for its first Bundesliga match since the tragedy, a 2-0 defeat by Schalke last weekend.

Enke, 32, who won eight international caps for Germany, was struck by a train and had left a suicide note.

His widow later revealed he had been battling depression since 2003.

Enke's daughter Lara died aged two in 2006 of a rare heart condition and he struggled to cope with the loss.

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