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Franz Beckenbauer
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Age 72
Birthday 11 September, 1945
Birthplace Munich
Height 5' 11¼" (181 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality German
Occupation Football
Claim to Fame Considered as the best german footballer
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Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born 11 September 1945) is a German former professional footballer and manager. Early in his playing career he was nicknamed Der Kaiser ("The Emperor") because of his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the field, and also as his first name "Franz" is reminiscent of the Austrian emperors. He is widely regarded to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. A versatile player who started out as a midfielder, Beckenbauer made his name as a central defender. He is often credited as having invented the role of the modern sweeper or libero.

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