Franz Beckenbauer, German Football Legend Dies Aged 78 Lifestyle – 11 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – German football legend, Franz Beckenbauer, died on Sunday (7/1/2024). However, the Beckenbauer family only conveyed the news the day after or on Monday (8/1/2024).

Franz Beckenbauer breathed his last breath at the age of 78.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce that my husband and our father, Franz Beckenbauer, passed away peacefully in his sleep yesterday, Sunday, surrounded by his family,” read the official statement from Franz Beckenbauer's family.

There was no information from the family regarding the cause of the legend's death, but his relatives previously told German media that Franz Beckenbauer's health had deteriorated.

Photo: Franz Beckenbauer waves with flowers after a farewell ceremony before the German Bundesliga first division soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC Berlin at the stadium in Munich, southern Germany, on Saturday, December 19, 2009. (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Christof Stache)

Franz Beckenbauer has won the World Cup, both as a player and as a manager. He lifted world football's highest trophy in 1974, when captaining West Germany, and in 1990 as manager of his country.

Franz Beckenbauer is considered one of the best players and is one of three people to have won the World Cup as both a player and manager. Brazil's Mario Zagallo and France's Didier Deschamps also achieved the feat.

While still actively playing, Beckenbauer appeared as a midfielder but was more famous as a central defender.

Farewell, Franz Beckenbauer!

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