Bayern Munich honorary president Franz Beckenbauer understands Jupp Heynckes' annoyance over the media attention directed towards the summer arrival of Pep Guardiola.
The Spaniard will replace the retiring Heynckes at the helm of the Bavarian giants, who under the 67-year-old are nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
Guardiola's impending arrival has overshadowed...
Beckenbauer… One of the innovators of the 3-5-2 formation.
In 1986, Carlos Bilardo of Argentina and Franz Beckenbauer of West Germany came up with a new formation, namely 3-5-2, which was quickly accepted by many experts all around the world. Using the advantages of the system, they led their teams to the final matches of WC 86 and WC 90 respectively. The idea of fighting in the...
FIFA has disbanded an expert panel led by Franz Beckenbauer and Pele which was meant to suggest ways of improving football's entertainment value before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
FIFA says the intended work of its Task Force Football 2014 group will instead be done by its existing Football Committee, chaired by UEFA President Michel Platini.
Australia winger Harry Kewell...
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October 30, 2012
Full Name: Sebastian Rode
Age: 22 (11th October, 1990)
Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Position: Central Midfield
The Bundesliga has harboured many a footballing talent. It has done so for the past half a century. From the legendary Franz Beckenbauer to the recent emergence of teenage sensation Mario Götze, it’s a proven hotbed for annoyingly talented players....
The New York Cosmos are making their return to competitive soccer after 28 years of hibernation. The club will be joining the North American Soccer League in 2013, though it may not be there for long. New York dominated the NASL in the 70's and 80's when global icons such as Pele and Franz Beckenbauer suited up for the Cosmos. The club, founded in part by legendary music...
Franz Beckenbauer says deadlocked matches should continue to be decided with penalty-kick shootouts.
Beckenbauer Beck, who is the former Bayern captain and the head of FIFA Task Force to improve football for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, says the shootouts ''bring emotions into play and are a lot more attractive than the toss of a coin, for example.''
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May 26, 2012
German legend Franz Beckenbauer has issued a rallying call to Bayern Munich, urging their players to step up and achieve...
Franz Beckenbauer urged
players to think more about fair play and suggested footballers
should line-up in the centre circle and shake hands after a game
as he did in his schooldays.