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.

For Scott Brown, the ex-Scotland national team player has been able to perform efficiently in a libero centre back role at the age of 36. One of his best performances in the role came during the 2-1 win at home to Hearts in the Scottish Premiership at the end of last month.

Scott Brown and Aberdeen were able to take their run to seven points from a maximum of nine points from games against Hibernian, Rangers and Hearts on the back of the slender victory over Hearts. The run of seven points from the last nine points available came shortly after a run of ten games without a win.

For the Hearts game, Aberdeen had to come from a goal down to seal a 2-1 win thanks to the goals from Marley Watkins and Lewis Ferguson. Hearts had taken the lead on the stroke of half-time through Scotland international John Souttar. Andy Halliday was sent off with one minute left on the clock as Hearts finished the game with ten men.

The run of three league games without defeat ended just after the Hearts game as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Motherwell.


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