Franz Beckenbauer

Born: September 11, 1945

Occupation: Football manager

Quotes of Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being.

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Franz Beckenbauer

It is not the strong one that wins, the one that wins is strong.

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Franz Beckenbauer

It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me...

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Franz Beckenbauer

Messi is a genius. He has everything. When I watch him, I see a player who is very, very, skilful, very clever and his left foot is like Diego Maradona's.

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Franz Beckenbauer

The most important thing however is the money. What use would it be to us, to have a a mighty stadium but a useless team, because we couldn't afford anything better?

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Franz Beckenbauer

The Netherlands have great strikers... but they are only playing one. They are depriving themselves of their best qualities and shooting themselves in the foot.

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Franz Beckenbauer

The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable...

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Franz Beckenbauer

The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are...

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Franz Beckenbauer

Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic.

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Franz Beckenbauer

The one who’s really, really impressed me is Benedikt Höwedes because he’s playing out of position. He’s never played at left back before in his life but he’s having a first-rate World Cup. So,...

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Franz Beckenbauer

Possession means nothing when the opponent takes its chances

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Franz Beckenbauer

Football is one of the world's best means of communication. It is impartial, apolitical and universal. Football unites people around the world every day. Young or old, players or fans, rich or poor, the...

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