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Franz Beckenbauer
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Personal information
Full name Franz Anton Beckenbauer
Date of birth 11 September 1945 (1945-09-11) (age 74)
Place of birth    Munich, Germany Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Youth clubs
1951–1959
1959-1964
Germany SC 1906 München
Germany Bayern Munich
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1964-1977
1977-1980
1980-1982
1983
Total
Germany Bayern Munich
Flag of the United States New York Cosmos
Germany Hamburger SV
Flag of the United States New York Cosmos
427 0(60)
105 0(19)
028 00(0)
027 00(2)
587 0(81)   
National team
1964
1965
1965-1977
Germany West Germany Youth
Germany West Germany B
Germany West Germany
0000(3)
0000(0)
103 0(14)
Teams managed
1984-1990
1990-1991
1993-1994
1996
Germany West Germany
Flag of France Marseille
Germany Bayern Munich
Germany Bayern Munich

Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born 11 September 1945) is a German former professional footballer and manager. Early in his playing career he was nicknamed Der Kaiser ("The Emperor") because of his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the field, and also as his first name "Franz" is reminiscent of the Austrian emperors. He is widely regarded to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. A versatile player who started out as a midfielder, Beckenbauer made his name as a central defender. He is often credited as having invented the role of the modern sweeper or libero.

Honours

Player

Bayern Munich
Hamburger SV
New York Cosmos
West Germany

Manager

Marseille
Bayern Munich
West Germany

External links

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FIFA World Cup winning captain

1930: Nasazzi · 1934: Combi · 1938: Meazza · 1950: Varela · 1954: Walter · 1958: Bellini · 1962: Mauro · 1966: Moore · 1970: C. Alberto · 1974: Beckenbauer · 1978: Passarella · 1982: Zoff · 1986: Maradona · 1990: Matthäus · 1994: Dunga · 1998: Deschamps · 2002: Cafu · 2006: Cannavaro · 2010: Casillas · 2014: Lahm · 2018: Lloris ·

FIFA World Cup winning managers

1930: Suppici · 1934: Pozzo · 1938: Pozzo · 1950: López Fontana · 1954: Herberger · 1958: Feola · 1962: Moreira · 1966: Ramsey · 1970: Zagallo · 1974: Schön · 1978: Menotti · 1982: Bearzot · 1986: Bilardo · 1990: Beckenbauer · 1994: Parreira · 1998: Jacquet · 2002: Scolari · 2006: Lippi · 2010: Del Bosque · 2014: Löw · 2018: Deschamps ·

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