May 20th, 2022

From Robert Lewandowski to Franz Beckenbauer, Marco Reus to Lothar Matthäus and Gerd Müller: the collection of legends that fill the list of the Germany’s Player of the Year award is lined with many of the biggest talents ever to have graced the game.

As all Bundesliga fans will know, Cologne were the inaugural champions back in the 1963/64 season, but it was Hamburg’s Uwe Seeler who was named Germany’s Player of the Year at the end of a campaign in which he racked up an outstanding 30 goals for the Red Shorts. The sharp-shooting Seeler – 72 times a West Germany international – spent an astonishing 18 seasons with Die Rothosen, where he collected almost 500 career goals and sealed his place as an undisputed Bundesliga legend who would set a high standard for those who followed. Read the rest of this entry »


March 30th, 2022

Franz Beckenbauer could have played for Inter Milan in the 60s as revealed by him in an exclusive interview. During the said interview with popular German news outlet Bild, Franz Beckenbauer disclosed that he came close to signing for Inter Milan in 1966. The German football icon also stated Milan rivals AC Milan almost signed him.

1974 World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer is widely regarded as one of the best defensive players to ever grace the professional football pitch. He was a key player in the Bayern Munich team that dominated European football in the 70s and also part of the West Germany team that won the 1974 World Cup tournament on home soil and also dominated world football for some years. Read the rest of this entry »


February 9th, 2022

Newcastle United are reportedly keen on signing Freiburg defensive stalwart Nico Schlotterbeck who has drawn similarities with German football icon FranzBeckenbauer. Sky Sports reporter Dhamesh Shethconfirmed the interest ofthe Magpies in the player likened to Franz Beckenbauer. It was revealed that Newcastle United see Schlotterbeck as an alternative to Dutch defender Sven Botman who plays his club football in the French league with Lille.

The new Franz Beckenbauer is also on the radar of German champions Bayern Munich and the Bavarian giants could compete with Newcastle United for the signature of the highly rated defensive player. German publication Bavarian Football Works confirmed the interest of immediate past European champions Bayern Munich in the Freiburg player.
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December 6th, 2021

Aberdeen star Scott Brown has been lauded in the media for the way he has performed in the Franz Beckenbauer role at the club this season. German football icon Franz Beckenbauer is renowned to be the player who started the libero centre back role many decades ago.

Franz Beckenbauer is undoubtedly a football icon and he’s one of three men to lead their respective teams to the World Cup title as both captain and manager. As a matter of fact, he’s the second man to achieve the feat after Brazilian football icon Mario Zagallo. Apart from Franz Beckenbauer and Mario Zagallo, Frenchman Didier Deschamps is the other man to achieve the feat.
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October 29th, 2021

Franz Beckenbauer, popularly known as Der Kaiser, has revealed that he almost joined the Milan duo of Inter Milan and AC Milan at various times in his career. Franz Beckenbauer revealed the strong interest from both Inter and Milan during his playing career during an exclusive interview with German newspaper Bild.

German football icon Beckenbauer stated that he almost joined Inter Milan in 1966 before adding that he came close to join Milan much later.
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September 25th, 2021

There have been quite a whole lot of players (some world-class and a lot of others above average) who have plied their trade in the German Bundesliga. Certain great players from all over the world have managed to find their way to Germany’s top-flight division and they have also been able to go on to make a name for themselves in the process. While it is popularly believed that the Bundesliga is a League that allows only players of German descent to blossom, there have been a couple of players who have proved that theory wrong and of course, the one name that quickly comes to mind is Poland’s international striker Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are the two biggest names in the Bundesliga but it still does not mean that they are the only two clubs that produce the best of players. Lewandowski did, however, join Bayern Munich from Dortmund some years ago. The striker was already making a name for himself as one of the best forwards in the world at Dortmund and joining Bayern made him even more lethal and he has continued to maintain that status to date. Read the rest of this entry »


August 21st, 2021

German football icon Franz Beckenbauer, also known as Der Kaiser, made his debut for Bayern Munich against St. Pauli on June 6, 1964. His first game for the Bavarian giants was in a German Bundesliga promotion playoff and he started the game on the left wing.

In his first season in the Regional League South during the 1964/65 season, Bayern Munich won the league and eventually sealed promotion to the German Bundesliga. The Regional League South was the second level in German club football during his playing days.
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July 4th, 2021

Bayern Munich and Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer has hailed Thomas Muller, insisting that the Bayern Munich striker is one of a kind and what every club needs. Muller has, over the past couple of years, evolved into a more complete player in terms of his playmaking abilities and how he has also added to not only the number of goals he now scored per game but also the number of assists he creates as well.

The striker has improved season by season and even though he does not get enough accolades that he deserves, his club’s former player Beckenbauer has identified his contributions for his team and how he also coordinates play in the attack. Despite the managerial changes that Bayern have had over the years, none of the managers has ever deemed him surplus to requirements and it further goes on to paint just how much of an important player he is to the club.
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May 27th, 2021

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer has stated that the veteran players in the Bayern Munich squad would test the managerial credentials of young tactician Julian Nagelsmannat the Allianz Arena.

Nagelsmann is widely seen by many football stakeholders asthe best young managerin world football and he has just been named the new manager at Bayern Munich. He is currently in charge of German Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig.
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May 9th, 2021

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has demanded that Hansi Flick addresses his future with more clarity after the club’s manager announced last week that he would be stepping down from the club as the head coach. Flick sent Shockwave to the football world after confirming that he would not be able to continue as Bayern Munich’s manager next season, despite the successes he has enjoyed at the club.

Before making the statement official, Flick’s future was covered in intense speculation as pressure began to mount on him following a couple of slight changes in his team’s results. One of those negative results was the one that saw them get knocked out of the UEFA Champions League competition in the quarter-final stage at the hands of current semi-finalists Paris Saint-Germain.
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