Legendary sweeper who played for West Germany's national team from 1965 to 1977. He spent the bulk of his club career with Bayern Munich, appearing in 427 matches from 1964 to 1977.He was a two-time World Soccer Magazine Player of the Year (1972 and 1976) and a four-time German Footballer of the Year during his career.He ended his accomplished international career with the New York Cosmos in 1983, which was also the case for Pele in the 1970s.BEFORE FAME
He began his youth career with SC 1906 Munchen in 1951, before joining the Bayern Munich youth team in 1959.PERSONAL LIFE
He married his third wife, Heidi Burmester, in 2006.FUN FACTS
Soccer Player Franz Beckenbauer were born on Tuesday, birthstone is Sapphire, the seaon was Summer in the Chinese year of Rooster, it is 253 days until Franz Beckenbauer next birthday.