Beckenbauer


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Beck·en·bau·er

 (bĕk′ən-bou′ər), Franz Born 1945.
German soccer player who led his country's team to victory in the World Cup (1974) and later helped the New York Cosmos win the North American Soccer League championship three times (1977, 1978, 1980).

Beckenbauer

(ˈbɛkənˌbaʊə)
n
(Biography) Franz. born 1945, German footballer: team captain when West Germany won the World Cup (1974): manager of West Germany (1984–90), coaching the team to success in the 1990 World Cup
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FIFA have revealed German World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer is under investigation by their ethics committee.
Santo Andre, Brazil: Franz Beckenbauer said on Sunday he was ready to answer questions from Fifa about an investigation into World Cup bidding by June 27 and believed that should remove any justification for its 90-day ban on him.
London, June 14 ( ANI ): FIFA has provisionally banned legendary footballer Franz Beckenbauer from all footballing activities for failing to co-operate with the football governing body's inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.
Berlin/Rio de Janeiro, Sha'ban 16, 1435, Jun 14, 2014, SPA -- Franz Beckenbauer has cancelled plans to fly to Brazil to attend the World Cup semi-final and final matches
Franz Beckenbauer has become the highest-profile casualty of Fifa's probe into World Cup bidding after the German was provisionally banned for 90 days while he is investigated for refusing to co-operate.
FRANZ BECKENBAUER claims the success of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund shows Germany are on course to win next year's World Cup.
But Zlatan's proud dad was named after a famous footballer himself - German legend Franz Beckenbauer.
ROY HODGSON has revealed how Franz Beckenbauer stopped him from becoming Germany manager.
Bought to replace the world's greatest footballer Pele at the Cosmos, our Geordie lad found himself playing alongside the likes of World Cup winners Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto and rubbing shoulders with A-listers Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Henry Kissinger and Bjorn Borg.
FIFA Executive Committee member Franz Beckenbauer says he has "limited" faith in FIFA after the way it handled the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on December 2, and the way it has acted since then.
PETER Beardsley agrees with Franz Beckenbauer that England are suffering for the lack of domestic players in the Premier League - but feels the German should not be so quick to judge the team after only one performance at the World Cup.
Maradona is six wins away from equalling the achievement of Franz Beckenbauer in winning the World Cup as a player and coach, but the comparison to the German at this early stage of the competition seemed to amuse and bewilder him.