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Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer is probably Germany's most popular soccer player, coach and manager ever, known as the "Kaiser". Born and bred in Munich, he joined Bayern Munich at the age of 14. In 1965, he debuted in the German Bundesliga and became famous in the role of the team's sweeper. The following years, he won four league championships and four ... See full bio »
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1 Interview | 1 Article | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

"If we come up against England, we shall beat them. That defeat will not happen again. It will be back to normal with a German victory." (After England's 5-1 defeat of Germany in 2001) See more »

Trivia:

He coached West Germany to the final of the 1986 World Cup, but they were beaten by Argentina 3-2. In the 1990 World Cup final, the West Germans beat the Argentinians 1-0 and Beckenbauer became the first person to captain and coach World Cup winning teams. It was his last tournament as West German coach. See more »

Trademark:

Strong Bavarian accent

Nickname:

The Kaiser See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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