German Football Commanding Figure, Beckenbauer Dies At 78 –

The German Football Association, on January 08, 2024, announced the passing on of the country’s former player and coach, Franz Beckenbauer.

Beckkennauer, who died on January 07, 2024, at the age of 78, was a world football commanding figure, and the greatest player at all time.

According to DFB Vice President, Hans-Joachim Watzke, Franz Beckenbauer was the biggest German footballer of all time, and above all one of the greatest men who I have known.

The DFB said Beckenbauer, one of only three men to win the World Cup as a player and as a coach, passed away on Sunday.

The deceased was a former captain of the German team in the 1970s, Beckenbauer had in the last years been suffering from health problems and lived mostly withdrawn from the public eye in Salzburg, just across from the German border.

Known in football-obsessed Germany as ‘the Kaiser’ meaning ‘the Emperor’, Beckenbauer played a central role in some of the country’s greatest sporting achievements, but his legacy was later tarnished for his involvement in scandals surrounding Germany’s successful bid to host the 2006 World Cup

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