January 17th, 2021


To the delight of Franz Beckenbauer, he was named in the all-time Ballon d’Or Dream Team that was released earlier this week. He was joined by his fellow Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthäus.

Current Bayern Munich players who can already be considered as the club’s greats Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer were also this week named as both the best striker and goalkeeper in the world at the Awards ceremony organized by FIFA. Read the rest of this entry »


December 21st, 2020


German football icon Franz Beckenbauer has been named the best defender to ever win the much coveted Ballon d’Or Award. According to the list compiled by sportskeeda, Franz Beckenbauer finished top of the three-man list of former Ballond’Or winners. Only three defenders have won the Ballon d’Or Award since it started over six decades ago and they are Franz Beckenbauer, Matthias Sammer and Fabio Cannavaro who became the one and only non-German to win the award as a defender.

Fabio Cannavaro finished third on the list behind both Matthias Sammer and Franz Beckenbauer. The Italian was instrumental to the Juventus team that won a second successive league title at the end of the 2005/06. He formed a good defensive partnership with Lilian Thuram in front of Gianlugi Buffon. Fabio Cannavaro capped his excellent season with the World Cup trophy after leading the Azzuris to their fourth title under the managerial guidance of Marcelo Lippi. Read the rest of this entry »

Real Madrid to Compete with Juventus for Haaland

November 26th, 2020


It is normal that many clubs in the football world almost get involved for some players to make them play in their team. Erling Haaland is one of those players who is going to experience a tug of war for him between two of the most famous clubs in the football world. Now it will be his choice where he will like to play, Spain or Germany.

The LA Liga giant Real Madrid is planning to bring Erling Haaland to their club in the summer of 2022 and thus they are planning from now. They know that picking a good player like Haaland will not be very easy for them as many other clubs will look into the moves of each other.
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September 25th, 2020


According to reports from England, Premier League champs Liverpool have not yet submitted a bid for Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara. That will soon change as the Germans remain confident that an offer will come forth soon. Jurgen Klopp is still trying to convince the Reds hierarchy to sanction a deal for the Champions League winner.

Thiago, 29, has emerged as the most talked about Liverpool transfer target of the summer. He looks set to depart Bayern Munich as a treble winner. The Spain international has a year left on his contract but he is determined to leave the club he joined in 2013 on a high after leading them to treble.
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Jurgen Klinsmann: Franz Beckenbauer is My Idol

June 18th, 2020


Franz Beckenbauer is Jurgen Klinsmann’s idol. He was just ten years old when Franz lifted the World Cup in the year 1974. In 1990, Jurgen Klinsmann himself raised the World Cup for Germany in Rome. He got his sponsorship by Beckenbauer who was the Kaiser and Coach of the German football team which was just unified. When asked about the moment, Klinsmann answered that the German team in 1990 was a reflection of Franz Beckenbauer in several ways. He also said that the preparation could be compared to the millimeter, but the ambition of the team was at its maximum.

According to Klinsmann, there was no area of doubt about the coach and the team was critical about themselves. The whole team focused on winning the World Cup and nothing else. Beckenbauer has had a very simple life, but the best one. This has inspired all and he still inspires Jurgen Klinsmann very much.

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April 12th, 2020

Real Madrid have put up Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and James Rodriguez for sale as coach Zinedine Zidane plans a reboot of the squad. The Frenchman is seeking to reduce the wage bill of the club especially for players deemed surplus to requirements.

Premier League clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are bound to be interested as these are players that can add pedigree to their midfield and attack lines.

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February 29th, 2020

Red Bull Leipzig are sitting on top of the Bundelisga while Bayern Munich have continued their chase all season long waiting for Timo Werner’s team to tire out and start bagging a string of poor results while Die Manschaft themselves use the depth found in their team to overpower the rest of the league like they have done in the past.

Thomas Muller says bringing Robben out of retire can also help them achieve their goals faster and might be their only chance of competing against their current superiors

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December 22nd, 2019

A host of the biggest clubs in Europe are undergoing quality bleed out in their coaching departments and former Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger believes Jose Mourinho has what it takes to bring back his beloved club to glory.

Notwithstanding the close to zero odds of that happening when you have staunch traditionalists like Franz Beckenbauer and UliHoeness at the club, the low talent in the vast pool of coaching schools and available markets in Europe may mean that Bayern Munich does not have much of a choice.

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October 20th, 2019

Bayern Munich chief UliHoeness has threatened the German FA that the club could refuse to release players for international call-up due to the goalkeeping row. Barcelona stopper Marc Andre TerStegen caused a stir last month suggesting that he deserves a shot at the number one position.

There has been this consensus in Germany that current number one Manuel Neuer is old and past it. Neuer has suffered a series of injuries in the past few seasons and has not looked like the stopper who was universally regarded as the best stopper. He also has excellent footwork and is a good one on one stopper.

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September 19th, 2019

Bayern Munich are set to experience a new dawn as Board Chief and Club president are set to exit the club. UliHoeness informed the German football powerhouse that he would step down in November as the club president.

Hoeness has been involved with the club since the 1970s as a teenage player, working his way up to become one of the most revered persons in German football history. He was involved in Bayern winning 27 Bundesliga titles and five European titles. 

He had a fierce reputation, still does but the hypocritical part of his story haunts him. He was convicted of tax evasion, despite always insisting on being clean, in 2014. He served 21 months in jail before being released in February 2016.

His popularity was still very high that he strolled back to the helm of the club and was re-elected later that year unopposed. Following the extensive criticism of the club and the somewhat stagnation, Hoeness has decided to give room to others. The chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge will train Oliver Kahn, 50, until 2021 before he hands over.

Club legend Kahn will sign a five year deal with the club, joining the board on Jan 1 2020 to understudy Rummenigge before the handover. Kahn has business education, and experience in football management and media.

In the next elections in November, Hoeness is expected to hand over to former Adidas boss Herbert Hainer. Hainer and Kahn are expected to help the club transform to the next level, attracting investments and endorsements, as well providing world class administration.