Franz Beckenbauer

Known for his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the field.

https://www.football4football.com/storage/img/articleimages/originals/iDcb68jccqvFmR22VrtvNBvJnqj9xsW5i6P.jpg DER KAISER: Beckenbauer played with his head up and was not afraid to run with the ball.

The Player

 

The only man to win the world cup as both a player and manager. His collection of honours shows off his abilities as a leader on and off the pitch. He revolutionised the role of an attacking sweeper with his unique performances.

 

Key Skills
  • Versatile
  • Leader
  • Calm on the ball

 

Franz Beckenbauer had the ability and skill to play anywhere on a football pitch

 

Quick Facts
  • 1. Won 3 NASL titles with the New York Cosmos
  • 2. Captained West Germany to win the 1974 World Cup
  • 3. Often credited with inventing the modern sweeper role

 

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Final Note

Beckenbauer was one of the first to show the benefits of a defender that was comfortable on the ball.

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