Franz Beckenbauer

BirthdateSeptember 11th, 1945
BirthplaceMunich, Germany
Length1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Positionsweeper
Number5
NicknameDer Kaiser (The Emperor)
TraitsElegant Player, Strong Tackler

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Beckenbauer Salary & Net Worth

How much did Franz Beckenbauer earn?

Franz Beckenbauer has a net worth of...

35 Million Euros (41.5 Million Dollars)

The inventor of the modern-day sweeper, this player was a West German legend. Like most famous German players, he too made his mark at Bayern Munich. Everyone that has played with him acknowledges his fearlessness on the pitch. He also brought a never say die attitude and top leadership qualities onto the pitch. One of the three players to have won the World Cup both as a player and a manager, he has racked up plenty other honors in his career. We think he's worth about 35 Million Euros. This is considerable if you factor in the era in which he operated.

Current Job

What does Beckenbauer currently do?

Franz  Beckenbauer current job, the German number 5 from Munich, Germany
This legend is well and truly retired now. He has done everything he can for the sport and has earned his deserving rest. (Image: imgur.com)

Iconic Moments

Appropriate Hosts
Franz  Beckenbauer most iconic moment, the German number 5 from Munich, Germany
This was some shady stuff he got involved in. As the president of the 2006 World Cup organizing committee, he was suspected of fraud, criminal mismanagement, money laundering, and misappropriation. The Swiss began an inquiry as some of these crimes were committed on their soil. (Image: imgur.com)

Leaders Take Responsibility
Franz  Beckenbauer most iconic moment, the German number 5 from Munich, Germany
Germany beat South Africa by just one vote to win the bid for the 2006 World Cup 12-11. The African nation won the next edition's bid. If this doesn't raise any alarm, we don't know what would. FIFA, as an organization, is extremely corrupt. People like Der Kaiser merely exploit the loopholes to satisfy their whims. (Image: imgur.com)

Can Emperors Be Taxed?
Franz  Beckenbauer most iconic moment, the German number 5 from Munich, Germany
He gets annoyed whenever someone mentions paying taxes. Maybe he thinks that, as The Emperor, he isn't entitled to meet such meek requirements. All of this evasive behavior was due to the wrongdoing in getting Germany the host position in 2006. (Image: imgur.com)

Launder the dough
Franz  Beckenbauer most iconic moment, the German number 5 from Munich, Germany
There was also another leak that linked him to another World cup bid and wrongdoings on his part. It revealed that he and his adviser had received 4.5 Million Euros to help Russia win the 2018 bid. Naturally, he wanted to hide all this money from the authorities. We don't know at what point he stooped so low. (Image: imgur.com)

Till our minds do us apart
Franz  Beckenbauer most iconic moment, the German number 5 from Munich, Germany
The signs were there early on. He liked the womenfolk. In conservative Germany, it wasn't going to stick. Marriage was the guise under which he operated. As a youngster, he impregnated a girl and refused to marry her. The emperor almost lost his privileges and was on the verge of losing his career. (Image: imgur.com)

Merry to Marry
Franz  Beckenbauer most iconic moment, the German number 5 from Munich, Germany
After learning that he could get away if he married the girl, he quickly latched on to the idea. While there's nothing wrong with marrying another person, it would have been better had they tried to fix what was broken. Or didn't break it at all. He's only been married trice. So we're giving him the benefit of the doubt. (Image: imgur.com)


Love Life - Single, Girlfriend or Wife?

Franz Beckenbauer Wife - Heidi
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Heidi is his third wife. These two have stuck together for a while now. Her affinity to red could have enticed him. (Image: imgur.com)

Franz Beckenbauer Wife - Heidi
Picture of his Wife, who goes by the name Heidi.
Thank goodness, she doesn't walk around like a Bayern Munich mascot or something. We're glad, just this one time, though, to see her wear pink. (Image: imgur.com)


Family - Get to know them

Beckenbauer Son - Stephan
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Stephan was the only one of his progeny to follow in his footsteps. The man tried hard, but couldn't make it. (Image: imgur.com)

Beckenbauer Son - Stephan
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Stephan passed away in 2015 after a prolonged illness. We could only imagine the legend's sorrow. (Image: imgur.com)


Beckenbauer Car - What does he drive?

Mercedes Benz
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German folks like German cars. We think he's just posing next to the gull-winged beauty. (Image: imgur.com)

BMW
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He took it one step further and went with a pure Bavarian brand. That's one fine looking Beemer. (Image: imgur.com)


House - Where does he live?

Location: Munich, Germany
House of the German number 5, located in Munich, Germany
That's not his house. We think he lives in Munich. Where else would he be? (Image: imgur.com)

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