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#Franz Beckenbauer

# franz-beckenbauer - Thursday 28 February, 2019

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Sunday 28 October, 2018

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

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

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 - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Franz Beckenbauer welcomes Deschamps to special club of World Cup winners

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Friday 6 July, 2018

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

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

Santiago Formoso played for the New York Cosmos.

# franz-beckenbauer - Thursday 1 September, 2016

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Friday 4 March, 2016

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Thursday 4 February, 2016

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

The club were accused of racism on social media earlier.

# franz-beckenbauer - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

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

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

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

Franz Beckenbauer is at the centre of controversy this time.

# franz-beckenbauer - Thursday 25 June, 2015

7 sports stars who have played through the pain barrier

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Friday 19 June, 2015

'Bastian Schweinsteiger would struggle at Man United'

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Saturday 9 May, 2015

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Monday 27 April, 2015

Klopp could replace Guardiola at Bayern Munich, says club president

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.

# franz-beckenbauer - Friday 18 July, 2014

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Friday 13 June, 2014

FIFA bans Beckenbauer over Qatar inquiry rejection

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Things 'not right' at Bayern, claims Beckenbauer

The Bayern icon is piling the pressure on Pep Guardiola.

# franz-beckenbauer - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Beckenbauer, Van der Sar back Van Gaal for United LVG

Beckenbauer, Van der Sar back Van Gaal for United

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

'Bayern will be unwatchable like Barca' warns unimpressed Beckenbauer

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Monday 24 February, 2014

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Sunday 25 August, 2013

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Monday 29 April, 2013

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

We’re looking at you, Busquets.

# franz-beckenbauer - Monday 25 June, 2012

Beckenbauer backs Germany for Euro glory

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.

# franz-beckenbauer - Saturday 26 May, 2012

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels Countdown This post contains videos

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels

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.

# franz-beckenbauer - Sunday 29 April, 2012

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Sunday 23 October, 2011

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

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.

# franz-beckenbauer - Thursday 13 October, 2011

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

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

# franz-beckenbauer - Monday 22 August, 2011

Eurostar: Bavarian unrest and a killer bicycle kick

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.