Franz Beckenbauer is a former German professional footballer and manager known for his illustrious career at club level with a number of clubs, most notably Bayern Munich and the New York Cosmos. At international level, he also had a glittering career with West Germany and represented his country in three FIFA World Cup tournaments. Upon his retirement as a professional footballer, he managed a number of teams, including Bayern Munich and West Germany's national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest figures in international football.
During his playing career, he won a string of prestigious awards, including two European Footballer of the Year awards and four German Footballer of the Year awards.
He won the FIFA World Cup as a footballer in 1974 and went on to win it once again as a manager in 1990.
In 2004, he was included in Pelé's list of the greatest living footballers, the FIFA 100.
He successfully led Germany's bid to organize the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
In 2015, his son Stephan Beckenbauer, who was a professional footballer, died tragically at the age of 46.
At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further.Franz Beckenbauer
Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis.Franz Beckenbauer
The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location.Franz Beckenbauer
is a famous German footballer,
who was born on
September 11, 1945. As a person born on this date, Franz Beckenbauer is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 11) and the 42nd most popular for the year (1945).
People born on September 11
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Franz Beckenbauer is the 532nd most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Franz Beckenbauer's birthday, Franz Beckenbauer is the 90th most famous German and ranks 9th in famous people born in Munich, Germany.
In general, Franz Beckenbauer ranks as the 6366th
most popular famous person, and the 313th most popular footballer of all time.
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