German football legend Beckenbauer dies aged 78

German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer, honorary chairman of Bayern Munich, has passed away at the age of 78. Beckenbauer’s bereaved family said on Sunday (local time) through dpa news agency that he died peacefully the day before. However, the cause of Beckenbauer’s death was not disclosed. 에볼루션 바카라사이트

As the nickname “Kaiser” suggests, Beckenbauer is considered the best player in German soccer history. He led Munich to the German Bundesliga title four times and won the European Cup, the forerunner of the UEFA Champions League, three times in a row.

He also had an outstanding performance as a member of the national team. In the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, he captained the national team and won the title by beating over the Netherlands led by Johan Cruyff in the final. Having played with Pele, the “soccer emperor” in the U.S., in his later years of playing career, he became the coach of the West German team in 1984 after retirement, winning the World Cup title at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, and winning the title as a player and coach of the World Cup.

In the 1990s, he served as Munich’s president and a football administrator, as well as the organizing committee chairman at the same time as Germany’s 2006 World Cup bid. “Beckenbauer redefined Libero’s role with elegance and cheerfulness during his time as an active player,” DPA reported.

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