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10/10/2013 10:42 BST | Updated 10/10/2013 10:48 BST

Lothar Matthäus, Former Germany Captain, Listed As 'Deceased'

Former German football player Lothar Matthaeus attends the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Bayern Munich in the western German city of Leverkusen on October 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHERESTRICTIONS - DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050.        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former German football player Lothar Matthaeus attends the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Bayern Munich in the western German city of Leverkusen on October 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHERESTRICTIONS - DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050. (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Germany captain Lothar Matthäus has blasted an "outrageous" letter which listed him as "deceased".

Matthäus was due to be sent Munich court papers regarding alimony to his former wife, but authorities could not contact the World Cup winner, currently registered in Hungary, so the letter was stamped with the word "deceased".

"That is outrageous," the 52-year-old told Bild on Thursday. "Everyone can see that I am alive, whether on TV or on the pitch."

One of the most successful German footballers, Matthäus won seven Budesliga titles with Bayern Munich and a Scudetto with Internazionale, as well as two Uefa Cups during his playing career.