German football legend Franz Beckenbauer dead at 78

Rheda-Wiedenbrück (Germany) (AFP) – Legend Franz Beckenbauer, who left a unique imprint on German football as player, captain and coach, has died at the age of 78, the German football association said Monday. Former captain of the German team in the 1970s, Beckenbauer had in the last years been suffering from health problems and lived mostly withdrawn from the public eye in Salzburg, just across from the German border. Franz Beckenbauer


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