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Franz Beckenbauer: A World and German Football Legend

Sunday, March 19th, 2023


Franz Beckenbauer shaped the history of Bayern Munich. He was later named Der Kaiser, the emperor. He grew up in Giesing which is mostly home to Blues rather than Reds. Beckenbauer is the son of a postal worker and grew up supporting 1860 and hoped to play for them.

He was ready to do so well as well but firstly he faced in 1958 summer while still playing for the local side. The U14 final tournament was a keenly fought affair and he then played as a center forward and had been involved in the running battle with Gerhard Konig, the center-half whose surname in German means king. (more…)


Saturday, October 8th, 2022

After a much-needed international break to stop the bleeding, Bayern Munich are back in action this Friday and desperate to get back on track. Julian Nagelsmann faces his counterpart Gerardo Seoane in the midst of a crisis at Leverkusen, who have only won a single game in the league this season. Still, die Werkself are a dangerous side, who easily dispatched Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in the Champions League a few weeks back. With Bayern also suffering from a mini-crisis at the moment, the team cannot afford to go easy on anyone.

Lucas Hernandez (hamstring), Bouna Sarr (patella), Paul Wanner (Covid), and Kingsley Coman (hamstring) are all confirmed to be unavailable for the game. Coman should be back by next week, while Lucas will take still longer to recover. Meanwhile, Leon Goretzka, who suffered a knock in training yesterday, is fit and ready to play. (more…)


Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Bayern Munich take on Borussia Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, and the Bundesliga champions will look to extend their fine run of form with a home win. Julian Nagelsmann’s side have picked up three wins out of three in the league so far, and they will be full of confidence heading into this game. Bayern Munich managed to pick up a thumping 7-0 win over Bochum last time out, and they will be hoping to build on it and secure another comfortable victory in front of their fans.

The Bavarian giants have an exceptional squad at their disposal, and they will be hoping to put some daylight between themselves and second-placed Gladbach on Saturday evening at the Allianz Arena. Meanwhile, Borussia Monchengladbach have done quite well in the Bundesliga, having picked up two wins and a draw from their three outings. (more…)


Monday, July 25th, 2022

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Barcelona will have to pay a higher sum than €50 million to secure the services of Robert Lewandowski in the summer transfer window. Bayern Munich will now tell the Blaugrana to cough up €70 million for the Polish international. The Robert Lewandowski transfer saga continues to get engulfed in uncertainties with every passing day. But one thing that is clear is that the 33-year-old is not leaving Bayern Munich without burning all his bridges with the Bavarian giants, although that is not all his doing.

The Bundesliga champions are arguably being unreasonable by imposing stumbling blocks one after another to deny Barcelona the chance to sign the Polish international. Lewandowski, who has a brilliant record of 344 goals and 72 assists in 374 appearances for Bayern Munich, is admittedly keen on departing from the Allianz Arena, with Barcelona his preferred destination. The Catalan giants view Lewandowski as their priority target for the summer transfer window as they continue to remodel their squad under Xavi Hernandez’s watchful eye. While Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was a solid addition to the Barcelona squad in the second half of the 2021/22 season, Xavi does not have another prolific scorer in his team. (more…)


Friday, July 1st, 2022

Burnley defender Nathan Collins emulated German football icon Franz Beckenbauer during the UEFA Nations League clash between his Republic of Ireland side and hosts Ukraine at MiejskiLSK in Lodz, Poland. The centre back produced a Franz Beckenbauer moment when he have the Republic of Ireland the lead almost immediately after the half hour mark. The Burnley star emulated Franz Beckenbauer by waltzing through the Ukrainian defence before finding the back of the net. He evaded three challengesbefore stabbing home with his right foot for the opener. The goal was worthy of winning any game, but it was not enough for victory after ArtemDovbyk scored an equaliserfor the Ukrainians in the second minute of second half.

After the game, Collins told RTE that it would be have been very good if the goal came in the last minute as it would have turned out to be the winning goal. He was disappointed that the Republic of Ireland didn’t win the game despite taking the lead. Collins said he would have taken a draw at the start of the game as the Irish players know where they are at the moment as a team. (more…)


Friday, 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. (more…)


Wednesday, 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. (more…)


Wednesday, 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.


Monday, 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.


Friday, 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.