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Franz Beckenbauer died

Franz Beckenbauer died

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The legend Franz Beckenbauer passed away at the age of 78, spreading sadness in the world of football.

World football was saddened by the news of the death of legend Franz Beckenbauer at the age of 78 on Sunday (7/1). Beckenbauer has been facing health problems in recent years and underwent two heart surgeries, while in 2019 he completely lost sight in his right eye.

The Kaiser of German football was one of the biggest legends in the world. With the German national team (West Germany), he won the European Championship in 1972 and the World Cup in 1974.

At team level, he identified his name mainly with Bayern Munich, to whom he was transferred from Munich 1860, where he began his career. With “Bavaria”, in which he played from 1964 to 1977, he won five championships and celebrated three Champions Cups in a row. At the same time, he won the Ballon d'Or in 1972 and 1976.

also He competed in the United States of America with the New York Cosmos alongside Pele, while he spent a short period with Hamburg from 1980 to 1982. With the German national team, with which he won the 1974 World Cup, he played 103 matches and scored 14 goals.

After retiring from active duty, he continued his coaching career where he coached his country's national team, leading them to two World Cup finals and the Cup in 1974 and He became one of the few people to win a World Cup, both as a player and as a coach, while also reaching the summit of the European Championship in 1972 with the German national team.

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He also had a successful career as an administrative employee for a number of years at Bayern, the German Football Association, but also in positions of international responsibility.

He had recently retired from Bayern and German football due to deteriorating health.