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Franz Beckenbauer Biography

Franz Beckenbauer

Facts of Franz Beckenbauer

Date of Birth: 1945 , September-11
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch

Quick Timeline of Franz Beckenbauer

1945 Born in Munich, Germany
1965 Debut with German Bundesliga
1974 won the World Cup
1972 Won the European Championship
1977 Retired from International Football
1966 Married Brigitte Beckenbauer
1990 Divorced Brigitte Beckenbauer
1990 Married Sybille Beckenbauer
2006 Married Heidi Burmester
2017 Net Worth around $10 million dollars

Detail Timeline of Franz Beckenbauer

September 11 , 1945

Born in Munich, Germany

Franz Beckenbauer is a German former professional footballer and manager nicknamed as Der Kaiser for his elegant style, dominance, and leadership on the field. He was born on September 11, 1945, in Munich, Germany to father Franz Beckenbauer, Sr and Mother Antonie Beckenbauer.

1965

Debut with German Bundesliga

Franz Beckenbauer debuted in 1965, in the German Bundesliga and became famous in the role of the team's sweeper. The following years, he won four league championships and four European cups (1966 Cup Winners' Cup, 1972-74 Champions' Cup).

1974

won the World Cup

Starting his career as a footballer in 1965, he won his first world cup in 1974, leading the team as the team captain. The 1974 World Cup was hosted by West Germany and leading the team from his side as a captain, he finally made it to the World Cup. 

1972

Won the European Championship

After becoming the team caption from the national side in 1971, West Germany won the European Championship in 1972, beating the Soviet Union 3-0 in the final. The victory of the team was highly credited to the former captain Franz Beckenbauer.

1977

Retired from International Football

Franz Beckenbauer played his last European Championship in 1976, where West Germany reached the final and lost on Penalties against Czechoslovakia. Beckenbauer finally retired from the international Football in 1977 at the age of 31. After his retirement, he moved to New York Cosmos.

1966

Married Brigitte Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer as a famous German football player engaged in a married relationship in 1966. He married Brigitte Beckenbauer as his first wife. The couple has two children together from their relationship. The couple were rumored to be in relationship even before they engaged in a married relationship.

1990

Divorced Brigitte Beckenbauer

The former professional football player who got married in 1966 could not sustain their relationship forever and finally in1990, the couple ended up their relationship after being in a married relationship for almost 24 years of their life. The reason behind their divorce is more of a secret affair.

1990

Married Sybille Beckenbauer

Just after the break-up with his first wife Brigitte Beckenbauer in 1990, The former football player engaged in a relationship with Sybille Beckenbauer and married her in the same year. The couple lived together for almost 14 years and then in 2004, their relationship came to an end. 

2006

Married Heidi Burmester

Beckenbauer, after his divorce with his second wife Sybille Beckenbauer in 2004, finally engaged in his third marriage in 2006 after almost 2 years after the divorce. The couple is currently living happily together. He has two children from his relationship with his third wife Heidi Beckenbauer.

2017

Net Worth around $10 million dollars

At the age of 71, Beckenbauer stands economically strong. From his career as a football player, he is estimated to have made net worth around $10 million dollars. Besides, he also worked as a coach of the German team which also paid him enough and added to his balance sheet.

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Franz  Beckenbauer started his career in 1965, playing for German Bundesliga and became famous for his role of the team's sweeper. Starting out playing as a midfielder he later established himself as the central defender. Beckenbauer who has been able to lift world cup both as the team captain and as the team's coach is regarded as the world most versatile player of the century. Besides his name is also listed in the FIFA 100 of the world's greatest living players. 

Franz Beckenbauer is a German by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Regarding his personal life, he has been married three times and has five children from his all three wives. After a divorce from his first wife, Brigitte Beckenbauer, and his second wife Sybille Beckenbauer, he is currently in a married relationship with his third wife Heidi Burmester. Moving on to the economic aspect of Franz, he is regarded as one of the richest German footballers. Currently, at the age of 71, Beckenbauer in his career as a football player earns a net worth of around U.S $10 million.