Franz Beckenbauer dead aged 78: Franz Beckenbauer, the great football player who won the World Cup for Germany both as a player and coach, has passed away. He breathed his last at the age of 78. “We are very sad to announce that my husband and our father, Franz Beckenbauer, passed away yesterday (Sunday),” Beckenbauer’s family said in a statement to German news agency DPA. We want to be allowed to grieve in peace and with no questions asked.
World champion of football in different roles
However, the reason for death was not mentioned in this statement. Beckenbauer made an important contribution in making West Germany world champion by leading the team in 1974. He also coached the national team that won the 1990 World Cup final against Argentina. He was counted among the best football players in the world.
Germany’s head coach expressed grief
Germany head coach Franz Beckenbauer has expressed grief over the demise. Germany head coach Julian Nagelsmann said that for me Franz Beckenbauer was the best footballer in German history. His interpretation of the role of libero changed the game, this role and his friendship with the ball made him a free man. He was excellent as a footballer and later as a coach.
Franz Beckenbauer’s career
Franz Beckenbauer scored 109 goals in a 19-year-long career, 64 of which came during his 439 matches for Bayern Munich. Beckenbauer’s achievements with Bayern Munich include winning the Bundesliga five times, achieving four German Cup victories, and leading the team to three consecutive European Cup victories from 1974 to 1976. His international career was equally impressive, in which he scored 14 goals for West Germany.
read this also
Shami’s heart touching statement on Arjun Award, said- Life passes and people are not able to win this award…
Delhi team took a big decision, captaincy snatched from the world champion player, now this star will take the responsibility