Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born 11 September 1945) is a German former professional footballer and manager. In his playing career he was nicknamed Der Kaiser (“The Emperor”) because of his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the field, and also as his first name “Franz” is reminiscent of the Austrian emperors. He is widely regarded to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. A versatile player who started out as a midfielder, Beckenbauer made his name as a central defender. He is often credited as having invented the role of the modern sweeper (libero).
Twice named European Footballer of the Year, Beckenbauer appeared 103 times for West Germany and played in three FIFA World Cups and two European Championships. He is one of three men, along with Brazil’s MÃ¡rio Zagallo and France’s Didier Deschamps, to have won the World Cup as a player and as a manager; he lifted the World Cup trophy as captain in 1974, and repeated the feat as a manager in 1990. He was the first captain to lift the World Cup and European Championship at international level and the European Cup at club level. He was named in the World Team of the 20th Century in 1998, the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002, the Ballon d’Or Dream Team in 2020, and in 2004 was listed in the FIFA 100 of the world’s greatest living players.
At club level with Bayern Munich, Beckenbauer won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1967 and three consecutive European Cups from 1974 to 1976. The latter feat made him the first player to win three European Cups as captain of his club. He became team manager and later president of Bayern Munich. After two spells with the New York Cosmos he was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Beckenbauer led Germany’s successful bid to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup and chaired the organizing committee. He worked as a pundit for Sky Germany, and for 34 years as a columnist for the tabloid Bild, both until 2016.
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Franz Beckenbauer Biography / Wiki
|Also Know||Franz Anton Beckenbauer, Der Kaiser|
|Place of Birth||MÃ¼nchen, Germany|
|Date of Birth||1945-09-11|
|Age(as in 2022)||77|
Franz Beckenbauer Acting Movies
|Movie Name||Character||Release Date||Overview|
|Libero||Himself||1973-06-06||This semi-fictional movie portrays the german soccer player Franz Beckenbauer. It shows the ups and downs of being a superstar….|
|Die Franz Beckenbauer Story||Franz Beckenbauer||1983-07-01||…|
|Gib mich die Kirsche! â€“ Die 1. deutsche FuÃŸballrolle||himself||2004-09-28||…|
|Die Geschichte der FuÃŸball-WM aus deutscher Sicht||2018-06-08||…|
|FuÃŸball â€“ Ein Leben: Franz Beckenbauer||himself||2015-09-11||…|
|Wir haben den Pokal||2014-06-24||…|
|Aktion “Leder” Die Stasi und das deutsche FuÃŸballduel WM’74||Himself||2014-06-10||The documentary is about the 1974 FIFA World Cup, as well as the German duel between the Bundesrepublik and the DDR….|
|Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos||Himself||2006-01-01||In the 1970s the North American Soccer League marked the first attempt to introduce soccer to American sports fans. While most teams had only limited …|
|Das Wunder von Wien||2008-06-05||…|
|PuskÃ¡s Hungary||himself||2009-03-12||This is a spectacular, exciting and emotional portrayal of Ferenc Puskas, the kid from Kispest who became the brightest star in the footballing galaxy…|
|Goal!||Self (archive footage)||1966-06-25||England was expected to perform well in 1966, playing on home ground. After tough, tense games against Portugal and Argentina, England eventually over…|
|Italia ’90||self||2010-06-06||Uli KÃ¶hler and Nick GolÃ¼cke have visited the protagonists of the 1990 World Cup 20 years after their championship win and looked back together.|
|Servus Uli â€“ A Life for FC Bayern||Self||2019-11-13||“Servus”, he said after 49 years as a leading personality at FC Bayern MÃ¼nchen. Whether as player, manager or president, he played a major role in ma…|
|World Cup 1966: Alfie’s Boys||Self||2016-05-22||A retelling of England’s only World Cup victory, fifty years later, placing special emphasis on the work of manager Sir Alf Ramsey….|
|Ein Leben wie im Flug||Self||2007-03-15||The celebration of Joachim ‘Blacky’ Fuchsberger’s 80th birthday. A biographical documentary….|
|EusÃ©bio: Um jogador de todos os tempos||Franz Beckenbauer||1992-02-17||A profile of the legendary soccer player EusÃ©bio da Silva Ferreira, with footage of his career and a comprehensive list of interviews of former colle…|
|Big-Time Soccer: The Remarkable Rise & Fall of the NASL||Self (archive footage)||2021-10-13||Nearly 40 years since its demise, the North American Soccer League continues to linger in the memories and imaginations of soccer fans across the Unit…|
|The Art of Football from A to Z||Self||2006-05-25||Funnyman John Cleese leads viewers through an exhaustive — and hilarious — tour of the world of soccer, complete with the sport’s most memorable goa…|
|Schwarz, Rot, Gold und FuÃŸballfieber||Self (archive footage)||2015-07-19||Documentary about the German football team at the 1990’s World Cup in Italy….|
|Germany: A Summer’s Fairytale||Himself||2006-10-03||A documentary of the German national soccer teamâ€™s 2006 World Cup experience that changed the face of modern Germany….|
|The Team||Self||2014-11-13||Documentary about the victorious German national football team – called “Die Mannschaft” – and their journey to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil….|
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