Franz Beckenbauer has died aged 78

Throughout his career, he played in a total of 620 games. He scored 74 goals and distributed 75 assists.

by Sead Dedovic
Franz Beckenbauer has died aged 78
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The news of the death of Franz Beckenbauer was officially announced today at 17:12. hours. His family also announced everything.

"It is with deep sadness that we inform you that my husband and our father Franz Beckenbauer fell asleep peacefully yesterday, Sunday, surrounded by his family. We ask that you mourn in silence and refrain from asking any questions."- family issued a statement.

Germany says goodbye to its probably greatest football player. World champion as a player in 1974 and as a coach in 1990. The creator of the summer fairy tale in 2006 and the winner of the European Cup with Bayern.

Franz Beckenbauer retired from the public in 2015 after the death of his 46-year-old son. Since then, his health has also deteriorated. Eye infarction, heart surgery, plus Parkinson's disease with associated dementia.

Franz Beckenbauer's career

Franz Beckenbauer started his football career in 1964 in Bayern. Thirteen years later he left for NY Cosmos, in 1980 he arrived at HSV, but after two years he returned to NY Cosmos where he ended his career in 1983.

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer© Keystone / Hulton Archive

Throughout his career, he played in a total of 620 games. He scored 74 goals and distributed 75 assists.

He was the football player of the year four times in Germany, with which he won the European Championship in 1972, and the World Championship two years later.

He won the Ballon d'Or twice, was the European champion three times with Bayern, with whom he also won the Cup Winners' Cup, the Intercontinental Cup, four German Cups and four leagues, while he was also the German champion once with HSV.

When it comes to the NY Cosmos, he was a three-time NASL Soccer Bowl champion with this team.

His death caused a large number of reactions from football fans around the world, considering that Franz left a big mark on the football scene.