FRANZ BECKENBAUER: LEGEND OF GERMAN FOOTBALL

March 24th, 2021

Franz Beckenbauer, fondly called Der Kaiser, is a legend of German football following his achievements as a professional footballer and as a professional manager. One won’t be out of place to call Franz Beckenbauer the best player in the history of German football. Franz Beckenbauer would forever be known as the man who gave the centre back position a different meaning. Franz Beckenbauer started the trend of centre backs bringing the ball out of defence to launch attacks on the opposition with ease. Franz Beckenbauer spent his club football career in two countries alone, the United States of America and his native Germany. Der Kaiser spent the best part of his football career at Bayern Munich and also played for Hamburg. Franz Beckenbauer was in the same team as the goalscoring machine Gerd Muller. They both played for Bayern Munich and Germany together in the 70s. Franz Beckenbauer also played for one club known as New York Cosmos in the United States of America. He was at New York Cosmos alongside the great Pele. Franz Beckenbauer is the first man to win the FIFA World Cup tournament as a player and as a manager. It took Franz Beckenbauer sixty years of the FIFA World Cup to set the record.


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FRANZ BECKENBAUER THE LEGEND

February 26th, 2021

Franz Beckenbauer is without a shadow of doubt a legend of the game mainly due to his achievements as a professional footballer. ‘Der Kaiser’ as he’s fondly called is widely regarded by many as the best defender to ever play the round leather game. Franz Beckenbauer is credited for the modern sweeper role, which was known as libero in the 70s. He started the trend of defensive players moving the ball out of defence and towards the opposition. Franz Beckenbauer was a visionary both as a player and as a manager.

Der Kaiser played for just three clubs professionally during his career. He spent the best and longest part of his football career with German football giants Bayern Munich and also played for Hamburg and New York Cosmos. Franz Beckenbauer spent two separate spells with New York Cosmos in the United States of America. His Bayern Munich career covered majority of his international career with West Germany. Franz Beckenbauer scored 14 times in 103 caps for West Germany between 1965 and 1977, while he was a Bayern Munich player from 1964 to 1977. Der Kaiser helped Bayern Munich to win three European Cups during his time at the club. Read the rest of this entry »

FRANZ BECKENBAUER, LOTHAR MATTHÄUS, OTHERS, MAKE BALLON D’OR DREAM TEAM

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 »

BECKENBAUER TOPS BALLON D’OR DEFENDERS’ LIST

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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LIVERPOOL STILL IN THE RACE FOR BAYERN STAR

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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MADRID PUT UP BALE, MODRIC AND JAMES UP FOR SALE

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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MULLER WANTS ROBBEN TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT TO BAYERN

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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SCHWEINSTEIGER WANTS MOURINHO AT BAYERN

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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