Franz Beckenbauer is a legendary figure, a large father, a charismatic leader
German football has always represented coherence,discipline and the highest efficiency, it's not for nothing that the German team is sometimes called a "machine." And all because each of its players is a separate "gear", which due to interaction with other similar "details" provides a positive result for the team as a result. In the history of football development on German soil, there were many great masters of the ball, but in this series stands a football player named Franz Beckenbauer. His life story we will consider in more detail.
The most famous athlete was born 11September 1945. Franz Beckenbauer in his playing role was the defender. Many experts consider him the creator of such a game position, as libero - the last of the defenders in the defense line, which is free. But it can not be said that he was exclusively a defensive player. The German was also an excellent specialist in combinational football, because he often connected to the attacks of his squad.
Franz Beckenbauer started playing football inschool years. His first team was "Munich 1906". But for a long time he did not stay there and moved to the youth section of the famous team "Bavaria". Simultaneously, the athlete became a member of the junior national team of the country. It is noteworthy that at the beginning of the playing career our hero was a striker.
A year after his debut in the strongesthe got to the main national team. It is worth noting that he was called to the main team exactly when she was on the verge of falling into the World Cup. The Germans were facing a battle with Sweden, and from the first it was only a victory. Eventually Germany went to the tournament in 1966, and Franz Beckenbauer firmly entrenched among the elected for 10 years ahead.
It is impossible not to mention the peculiaritiesthe glorified magician of the world of football. Franz Beckenbauer, whose photo is given in the article, has always been remarkable for the fantastic speed of game thinking. In it, as a player, grace and aristocracy were organically combined with physical power and the ability to adapt to the situation. Many noted the ability of the German to see the field at all 360 degrees. Thanks to this in his amazing way it turned out to calculate the game moves and form the scoring chances not only for themselves, but also for teammates. It is also important that Franz was a real leader not only directly on the field, but also beyond. Quite often there were situations when he could raise his voice to one of the partners, if, in his opinion, they did not play, but simply went during the match, serving, as they say, the number.
As football player Franz Beckenbauer played inseveral clubs. In 1965, he first put on the form of "Bavaria", for which in the end held 427 matches. During the same period he scored 60 goals. As a player of this club, the sportsman won the German championship five times, won the Cup of the country four times, was the three-time champion of the European Champions Cup, once won the UEFA Cup and the Intercontinental Cup.
In 1977, Franz not only changes the club, heMoves to the other end of the world and becomes a player of the team "New York Cosmos". In the US, he wins three times in the local league. And in 1980, once again on his native land, but already in a new club for himself - "Hamburg". With this football armada in 1982 he takes the gold of the championship of Germany.
Relations with the German national team at Beckenbaueralso have developed perfectly. In total for the main team he played 103 games, and in fifty of them he was captain. I managed to score 14 goals. In 1974, the German football genius became the world champion, in 1972 - the European champion. And after this tournament he was recognized as the best player of the continent.
Franz Beckenbauer, whose biography is richa lot of bright events, tried his hand at the coaching field at the European Championships in 1986. Formally, he did not have the right then to train, because he did not have the appropriate license, so his post was called "technical manager of the team." However, it was he who led the team to the final of the tournament, while defeating a strong French team in the semifinals. But the real star hour of a German can be considered his triumph in the world championship of 1990, when Germany in the final beat Argentina with her outstanding captain of those times - Diego Maradona.
Also, Franz was a member of the committee,which organizes and holds the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In February 2002 he became chairman of the board of the joint-stock company FC "Bavaria".
Just the facts
Beckenbauer is the father of five children. Three marriages are on his shoulders. Live football legend is actively withdrawn in advertising beer, mobile operators, sporting goods. Franz is included in the top ten most outstanding players in the world during the 20th century at number three, only Pele and Cruyff preceded him.