The killer committed suicide after the murder. the two had known each other for some time. Volkan was 43 years old and in 2003 had challenged Udinese with Salzburg
At first it seemed like a simple fight between friends in a cafe. Then the discussion moved outside and there the tragedy took place. The 43-year-old Volkan Kahraman, a former midfielder of the Austrian national team with Turkish origins, was shot dead in the middle of a street in Vienna.
The murder took place yesterday morning in the suburb of Simmering. The killer, Orhan, a 46-year-old businessman linked to the world of sports, then turned the weapon on himself and committed suicide. Help was useless. The two died instantly. And the images of their bodies lying on the street, in the middle of a pool of blood, shocked the whole country. The police investigation revealed that Volkan and Orhan knew each other well and were longtime friends. The motive is not yet clear. But, according to the rumors of the Austrian media, jealousy would have been the basis of the murder.
In the 1990s, Kahraman was one of the emerging talents in Austrian football. At the age of 17 he was bought by Feyenoord. But his career, divided between the Dutch, Austrian, Turkish and Greek championships, never really took off. In 2003, at the time of Salzburg, he challenged (and eliminated) Udinese in the UEFA Cup. And three times he wore the shirt of the Austrian national team. He stopped playing in the minor leagues. Then he started coaching. And he also threw himself into politics. So much so that in 2017 he ran for the National Council elections in the ranks of the People’s Party.
February 9, 2023 (change February 9, 2023 | 10:27 am)
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