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Court asks if Beckenbauer is fit to face trial over alleged corruption in '06 World Cup bid
# Probe
# Probe

Court asks if Beckenbauer is fit to face trial over alleged corruption in '06 World Cup bid

Oct 22nd 2019, 5:49 PM 5,940 Views 8 Comments

The Swiss Public Prosecutor’s Office is investigating if Germany football officials used a secret slush fund to buy votes.

'I was an apprentice down the shipyard so it was just a privilege to be on the same field': Cruyff and the Irishman
# Rock 'n' Roll Soccer
# Rock 'n' Roll Soccer

'I was an apprentice down the shipyard so it was just a privilege to be on the same field': Cruyff and the Irishman

Feb 28th 2019, 10:36 PM 22,377 Views 2 Comments

How Bill Irwin from the Ards Peninsula in County Down ended up playing with and against football’s biggest stars.

'Bayern Munich had already sold tickets for the next round... We were minutes away from history'
# Good Times
# Good Times

'Bayern Munich had already sold tickets for the next round... We were minutes away from history'

Oct 28th 2018, 9:30 PM 31,118 Views 5 Comments

Mick Kearin reflects on going up against Franz Beckenbauer, being the only Kildare man to be capped by Ireland and the difficulties in loving a “foreign game”.

Franz Beckenbauer welcomes Deschamps to special club of World Cup winners
# Wolf Pack
# Wolf Pack

Franz Beckenbauer welcomes Deschamps to special club of World Cup winners

Jul 17th 2018, 8:41 PM 9,392 Views 8 Comments

Both Beckenbauer and Didier Deschamps have won the World Cup as a player and a manager.

Klopp insists Karius was '100%' influenced by concussion in Champions League final
# Reflections
# Reflections

Klopp insists Karius was '100%' influenced by concussion in Champions League final

Jul 6th 2018, 10:26 AM 5,918 Views 31 Comments

“What the rest of the world is making of it, I don’t care,” said the Liverpool manager.

He played with Pele and Beckenbauer, but this 63-year-old ex-footballer is now driving for Uber
# New Career
# New Career

He played with Pele and Beckenbauer, but this 63-year-old ex-footballer is now driving for Uber

May 16th 2017, 11:24 AM 8,883 Views 1 Comment

Santiago Formoso played for the New York Cosmos.

One of the greatest footballers ever is being investigated for suspected money laundering
# Der Kaiser
# Der Kaiser

One of the greatest footballers ever is being investigated for suspected money laundering

Sep 1st 2016, 1:37 PM 32,753 Views 21 Comments

The 70-year-old has previously said he made ‘a mistake’ regarding the bidding process for the 2006 World Cup.

One of the greatest footballers of all time is facing huge questions about possible corruption
# Der Kaiser
# Der Kaiser

One of the greatest footballers of all time is facing huge questions about possible corruption

Mar 4th 2016, 3:43 PM 12,481 Views 2 Comments

Franz Beckenbauer has been investigated by the German football association over the 2006 World Cup.

'They call me Blackenbauer' - new Monaco player's nickname sparks race row
# Controversy
# Controversy

'They call me Blackenbauer' - new Monaco player's nickname sparks race row

Feb 4th 2016, 10:06 PM 9,547 Views 13 Comments

The club were accused of racism on social media earlier.

German football in chaos as police make arrests relating to '06 World Cup vote
# DFB
# DFB

German football in chaos as police make arrests relating to '06 World Cup vote

Nov 3rd 2015, 12:31 PM 5,562 Views 5 Comments

The German prosecutor said today’s raids were carried out “over suspicions of tax evasion” to the tune of €6.7 million.

One of the greatest ever footballers looks set to be banned by Fifa amid internal chaos
# Der Kaiser
# Der Kaiser

One of the greatest ever footballers looks set to be banned by Fifa amid internal chaos

Oct 21st 2015, 5:40 PM 30,629 Views 20 Comments

Franz Beckenbauer is at the centre of controversy this time.

7 sports stars who have played through the pain barrier
# Tough Guys
# Tough Guys

7 sports stars who have played through the pain barrier

Jun 25th 2015, 2:35 PM 9,173 Views 16 Comments

José Aldo looks like he will fight Conor McGregor despite being injured. Did he take inspiration from these guys?

Schweinsteiger should not join Manchester United, warns Beckenbauer
# This Is England
# This Is England

Schweinsteiger should not join Manchester United, warns Beckenbauer

Jun 25th 2015, 12:14 PM 6,445 Views 13 Comments

The Germany legend believes the influential midfielder has nothing to win by moving to the Premier League.

'Bastian Schweinsteiger would struggle at Man United'
# Claim
# Claim

'Bastian Schweinsteiger would struggle at Man United'

Jun 19th 2015, 12:05 AM 12,049 Views 11 Comments

Would the injury-prone 30-year-old would find it difficult to cope with the pace of the Premier League?

You might be surprised who Guardiola thinks is 'the best professional I have ever met'
# Claim
# Claim

You might be surprised who Guardiola thinks is 'the best professional I have ever met'

May 9th 2015, 12:05 AM 15,357 Views 1 Comment

The 44-year-old is refusing to abandon hope of the Champions League final

Klopp could replace Guardiola at Bayern Munich, says club president
# Managerial Roundabout
# Managerial Roundabout

Klopp could replace Guardiola at Bayern Munich, says club president

Apr 27th 2015, 6:42 PM 5,942 Views 9 Comments

Ahead of the DFB Pokal semi-final meeting tomorrow, Franz Beckenbauer has suggested outgoing Borussia Dortmund coach could one day take over at the Bundesliga champions.

Opinion: Why Philipp Lahm is one of the greatest players of his generation
# One Of A Kind
# One Of A Kind

Opinion: Why Philipp Lahm is one of the greatest players of his generation

Jul 18th 2014, 1:18 PM 5,973 Views 4 Comments

Pep Guardiola has described him as “the most intelligent footballer I have ever managed.”

FIFA bans Beckenbauer over Qatar inquiry rejection
# Punishment
# Punishment

FIFA bans Beckenbauer over Qatar inquiry rejection

Jun 13th 2014, 6:01 PM 5,769 Views 1 Comment

An international spotlight has fallen on the investigation following allegations reported by the Sunday Times newspaper.

Things 'not right' at Bayern, claims Beckenbauer
# Ze Germans
# Ze Germans

Things 'not right' at Bayern, claims Beckenbauer

May 1st 2014, 7:00 AM 6,346 Views 6 Comments

The Bayern icon is piling the pressure on Pep Guardiola.

Beckenbauer, Van der Sar back Van Gaal for United
# LVG
# LVG

Beckenbauer, Van der Sar back Van Gaal for United

Apr 29th 2014, 2:50 PM 4,860 Views 14 Comments

The Dutch manager is red hot favourite for the Old Trafford position.

'Bayern will be unwatchable like Barca' warns unimpressed Beckenbauer
# Der Kaiser
# Der Kaiser

'Bayern will be unwatchable like Barca' warns unimpressed Beckenbauer

Mar 12th 2014, 11:13 AM 8,565 Views 14 Comments

Pep Guardiola would wanna watch out, according to Der Kaiser.

Man United target Kroos warned that 'everyone is replaceable' as contract talks stall
# Mo Money Mo Problems
# Mo Money Mo Problems

Man United target Kroos warned that 'everyone is replaceable' as contract talks stall

Feb 24th 2014, 5:25 PM 7,192 Views 34 Comments

Bayern Munich’s honorary president Franz Beckenbauer has some stern words for the German midfielder.

Sports Film of the Week: Once In A Lifetime (The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos)
# Reel Stories
# Reel Stories

Sports Film of the Week: Once In A Lifetime (The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos)

Aug 25th 2013, 9:30 PM 4,943 Views 1 Comment

Soccer hits 1970s New York in a superb documentary that charts the rise and fall of a sporting supernova.

Beckenbauer: Barcelona will try 'every trick in the book'
# Champions League
# Champions League

Beckenbauer: Barcelona will try 'every trick in the book'

Apr 29th 2013, 4:30 PM 1,711 Views 1 Comment

We’re looking at you, Busquets.

Beckenbauer backs Germany for Euro glory
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Beckenbauer backs Germany for Euro glory

Jun 25th 2012, 8:48 PM 303 Views 0 Comments

Germany take on Italy in the semi-finals in Warsaw on Thursday and Der Kaiser reckons his country will face reigning champions Spain for the trophy.

Scrapping the shoot-out: Could images like this soon be a thing of the past?
# Penalties
# Penalties

Scrapping the shoot-out: Could images like this soon be a thing of the past?

May 26th 2012, 1:30 PM 594 Views 3 Comments

The FIFA president has tasked Franz Beckenbauer to come up with an alternative way to settle tied matches. Bring on the crossbar challenge.

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels
# Countdown
# Countdown

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels

May 9th 2012, 8:00 AM 196 Views 0 Comments

Gerd Muller scored two goals in the semi-finals and two more at Heysel Stadium against the Soviet Union to hand West Germany Euro ’72.

40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?
# Euro Countdown
# Euro Countdown

40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?

Apr 29th 2012, 10:27 AM 1,035 Views 0 Comments

Franz Beckenbauer lifted the cup for West Germany in 1972 but the real winner that day was fashion.

The Sports Pages: some of the week’s best sportswriting
# Well Read
# Well Read

The Sports Pages: some of the week’s best sportswriting

Oct 23rd 2011, 9:30 AM 560 Views 2 Comments

Joe DiMaggio, Dan Wheldon, the beauty of football and a real-life answer to The Wrestler: it’s an extra-special, double edition of our weekly round-up.

Yes, Alex McLeish did just compare Emile Heskey to Franz Beckenbauer
# Kaiser Chief
# Kaiser Chief

Yes, Alex McLeish did just compare Emile Heskey to Franz Beckenbauer

Oct 13th 2011, 11:04 AM 281 Views 1 Comment

The Villa boss appears to have fallen into some sort of alternate reality.

Eurostar: Bavarian unrest and a killer bicycle kick
# Golazo!
# Golazo!

Eurostar: Bavarian unrest and a killer bicycle kick

Aug 22nd 2011, 4:46 PM 344 Views 0 Comments

Cheaper than an Inter-rail pass and easier to digest than a hostel curry, join Paul Ring for his weekly tour around Europe’s biggest leagues.