January 08, 2024

Der Kaiser ist tot: Franz Beckenbauer, one of only three men to have won the World Cup as a player and manager, has died at the age of 78.

posted by scully to soccer at 01:16 PM - 4 comments

And we lost O Profesor Mario Zagallo just a few days ago.

I wonder if Didier Deschamps has booked himself in for a thorough medical?

posted by owlhouse at 11:11 PM on January 08, 2024

I hadn't heard about the slap in the face that made Beckenbauer decide to join Bayern Munich instead of 1960 Munchen. Wild.

posted by rcade at 06:43 PM on January 09, 2024


posted by tommybiden at 08:00 PM on January 10, 2024

I wasn't either, rcade. Thanks for the link.

posted by scully at 09:54 AM on January 12, 2024

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