Franz Beckenbauer

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About Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born 11 September 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed Der Kaiser ("The Emperor") because of his elegant style, his leadership, his first name "Franz" (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. He is generally regarded as the greatest German footballer of all time and also as one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game.Beckenbauer was a versatile player who started out as midfielder but made his name as a defender. He is often credited as having invented the role of the modern sweeper or libero. Twice selected the European Footballer of the Year, he appeared 103 times for West Germany and played in three World Cups. He lifted the World Cup trophy as captain in 1974, and repeated the feat as a manager in 1990. With the club Bayern Munich, he won three consecutive European Cups from 1974 to 1976, and the Cup Winners' Cup in 1967. Beckenbauer is the only player to captain three European Cup winning sides. He went on to become coach and president of the institution. He is also a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. In 1999, he was voted second place, behind Johan Cruyff, in the European player of the Century election held by the IFFHS and he was voted third, behind Pelé and Cruyff, in the IFFHS' "World Player of the Century" election. Today, Beckenbauer remains an influential figure in both German and international football. He led Germany's successful bid to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup and chaired the organizing committee.

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Rank Name Total
1. Franz Beckenbauer 1697
2. Jurgen Klisnman 1090
3. Philipp Lahm 562
4. B. Schweinsteiger 474
5. Micheal Ballack 456
6. K. H. Rummenigge 449
7. Mesut Özil 395
8. Lucas Podolski 357
9. Miroslav Klose 215
10. Lothar Matthaeus 33

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108. O. Shovkovskiy 1837
109. Mia Hamm 1780
110. Ferenc Puskas 1764
111. Parviz Ghelichkhani 1712
112. Franz Beckenbauer 1697
113. Javad Zarincheh 1594
114. Lefter 1585
115. Stiliyan Petrov 1551
116. Julinho Botelho 1525

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