Franz Beckenbauer: winners, Ballon d'or… Who is the legend?

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Franz Beckenbauer: winners, Ballon d'or... Who is the legend?

Beckenbauer. Best player of the decade 1970 with Johan Cryuff, Franz Beckenbauer is without doubt the greatest libero in the history of football. The triumphant embodiment of German football and Bayern Munich. A legend on the charts and at the top of the list. the "kolossal" heritage.

Who is Franz Beckenbauer?

The mere mention of the name of Franz Beckenbauer summons up the very history of German, European and world football. A certain idea of ​​success, of greatness. He is this captain who lifts the World Cup with the FRG or the European Champions Cup with Bayern Munich, this defender who has his shoulder dislocated and his arm in scarf remains on the pitch for more than 50 minutes in the semi-final of the World Cup (3-4 a.p. against Italy). An example and a model.  A hero of Germany in search of redemption. Born on September 11, 1945 in a devastated Munich, he spent his childhood in kicking the ball against a wall before joining the ranks of Munich 1860   9 years old, despite the reluctance of an employed father; postal despising football. Supporter of the club, an altercation with König pushes him out of revenge into the arms of the poor relation of the city, Bayern.
Midfielder at his beginnings, he is distinguished by his always haughty bearing, his authority; on the field, the foresight of his passes and his percussion. His contribution is protean and propels him into selection from the 1966 World Cup where he takes care of the marking of Charlton in the final, in vain. Four years later, he gave in against Italy, his shoulder loose, but these events were only a prelude. His rise is irremediable and the Kaizer is ready to go. command, as he always has. He brings Germany into its golden age, his own too. After a victory at Euro 1972, he hoisted Bayern to the top of Europe in 1974. In the process, he mobilized his teammates during the World Cup, struck his truths at the group and unites up to the final victory, devastating the intoxicating but smug Dutch Cruyff. At home, young Franz has become emperor and reigns over football. "Sound" Bayern is unstoppable and gleans the European Cup three times in a row, to the great displeasure of Saint-Etienne in 1976 during the famous Glasgow final and its square posts. After 13 seasons in Bavaria and a failure to win Euro 1976 pinned by the mischief of Panenka, he flies off to New York, tested; his greatness to clear a new championship and play with Pelé, the King of the other continent.
Retiring in 1983, after a failure at Hamburg, he sits on the bench where his temperament and his aura work wonders. In 1986, he brought Germany to the World Cup final where only the Argentina of Maradona manages to stop his men. Four years later, he foments his revenge and leads another victorious campaign, his last with the Nationalmannschaft, thus becoming the second to be killed. winning the World Cup as a player and then as a coach after the Brazilian Mario Zagallo. After abortive passages to Marseille and Bayern Munich, he reconverted in the offices becoming manager of the Bavarian club, he will be the chairman of the supervisory board from 2002   2009. In 2006, he was chairman of the committee. organizer of the German World Cup and remainder from 2007   2011 committee member FIFA Executive.

What happened? to Olympique de Marseille with Bernard Tapie?

It was Bernard Tapie's dream but the idyll could not resist reality. World champion with Germany, Beckenbauer arrives in Germany. Olympique de Marseille in 1990. The association promises, but the Bavarian only lasts a few months and slams the door on December 31, tired of the interference of his exuberant president and the "climate" harmful to the club (case of the slush fund in Toulon). A regret as confided by the former player who would have liked stay longer on the Old Port.

What is Franz Beckenbauer's prize list?

  • As a player:
  • At a club:
  • 5 German Championships (1969, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1982)
  • 4 German Cup (1966, 1967, 1969 and 1971)
  • < li>3 Cup of Champions Clubs (1974, 1975 and 1976)

  • 1 Cup of Cups (1967)
  • 2 European Super Cup (1975 and 1976)
  • 1 Intercontinental Cup (1976)
  • 3 United States Championships (1977, 1978 and 1980)
  • In selection  :
  • 1 World Cup (1974)
  • 1 European Championship (1972)
  • As a coach:
  • 1 Germany Championship (1994)
  • 1 UEFA Cup (1996)
  • As coach:
  • 1 World Cup (1990)

How many times did Franz Beckenbauer win? the Ballon d'Or ?

Franz Beckenbauer was awarded designated Golden Ball at twice in 1972 and in 1976.