Franz Beckenbauer

Date of birth11 September 1945
Place of birthMünchen
NationalityGerman
Weight75 kg
Height1.81 m
PositionDefender

Beckenbauer, known as "Der Kaiser," (the emperor) was the complete player, both technically gifted and tactically astute, he is undoubtedly one of the best German players of all time.

Beckenbauer is widely credited as having invented the role of modern sweeper.

The 1970s were for Beckenbauer the peak of his footballing career.

During his 14 years at the Bayern Munich, he won five Bundesliga (1968–69, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74 and 1981-82), three Champions League in a row (1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76) and a UEFA Cup Winner's Cup (1966-67).

Although Beckenbauer did not score a lot of goals for West Germany (14 goals in 103 caps), his influence on the game enabled his country to won the 1974 World Cup and for him to win two Ballon d'Or (1972 and 1976).

Beckenbauer is one of the most decorated footballers in the history of the game.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bayern München 01 Jul 1958 01 Jul 1977
New York Cosmos 01 Jul 1977 01 Jul 1980
Hamburger SV 01 Jul 1980 01 Jul 1982
New York Cosmos 01 Jan 1983 31 Dec 1983

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1968-69 Rest of the World 10th Anniversary Brazil 1
1969-70 Bayern München Bundesliga 34
6
1972-73 Common Market Six Common Market 1
1982-83 Europe UNICEF Charity 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Nov 1968 Brazil v Rest of the World L 2-1 10th Anniversary Brazil


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1963-64 Germany UEFA Under-18 2
1
1963-64 Germany Under-18 1
2
1964-65 Germany B International
1
1965-66 Germany B International 1
1965-66 Germany FIFA World Cup 8
4
2
1965-66 Germany International Friendly 6
3
1966-67 Germany International Friendly 2
1966-67 Germany UEFA European Championship 2
1967-68 Germany International Friendly 6
1
1968-69 Germany FIFA World Cup 4
1968-69 Germany International Friendly 4
1969-70 Germany FIFA World Cup 6
1
1969-70 Germany International Friendly 5
1970-71 Germany International Friendly 5
2
1970-71 Germany UEFA European Championship 4
1971-72 Germany International Friendly 4
1
1971-72 Germany UEFA European Championship 6
1972-73 Germany International Friendly 6
1
1973-74 Germany FIFA World Cup 7
1973-74 Germany International Friendly 10
1974-75 Germany International Friendly 3
1974-75 Germany UEFA European Championship 3
1975-76 Germany International Friendly 2
1975-76 Germany UEFA European Championship 7
1976-77 Germany International Friendly 3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Mar 1964 West Germany v Switzerland W 2-1 U18
26 Mar 1964 West Germany v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 5
30 Mar 1964 Netherlands v West Germany L 3-1 UEFA U18 Group 5
10 Mar 1965 West Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 B INTER
01 Sep 1965 West Germany v USSR W 3-0 B INTER
26 Sep 1965 Sweden v Germany W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
09 Oct 1965 West Germany v Austria W 4-1 International Friendly
14 Nov 1965 Cyprus v West Germany W 0-6 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
23 Feb 1966 England v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
23 Mar 1966 Netherlands v West Germany W 2-4 International Friendly
04 May 1966 Republic of Ireland v Germany W 0-4 International Friendly
07 May 1966 Northern Ireland v West Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
23 Jun 1966 West Germany v Yugoslavia W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Jul 1966 Switzerland v Germany W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
16 Jul 1966 Argentina v Germany D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
20 Jul 1966 Germany v Spain W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
23 Jul 1966 Germany v Uruguay W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
25 Jul 1966 Germany v USSR W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
30 Jul 1966 England v Germany L 4-2 FIFA World Cup Final
19 Nov 1966 West Germany v Norway W 3-0 International Friendly
22 Feb 1967 West Germany v Morocco W 5-1 International Friendly
08 Apr 1967 Germany v Albania W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
03 May 1967 Yugoslavia v Germany L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
27 Sep 1967 West Germany v France W 5-1 International Friendly
22 Nov 1967 Romania v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
06 Mar 1968 Belgium v West Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
17 Apr 1968 Switzerland v West Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1968 West Germany v England W 1-0 International Friendly
16 Jun 1968 Germany v Brazil W 2-1 International Friendly
25 Sep 1968 France v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 1968 Austria v West Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
14 Dec 1968 Brazil v West Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
18 Dec 1968 Chile v West Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
22 Dec 1968 Mexico v West Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Apr 1969 Scotland v West Germany D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
10 May 1969 West Germany v Austria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
21 May 1969 West Germany v Cyprus W 12-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
21 Sep 1969 Austria v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Sep 1969 Bulgaria v West Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
22 Oct 1969 West Germany v Scotland W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
08 Apr 1970 Germany v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
09 May 1970 West Germany v Republic of Ireland W 2-1 International Friendly
13 May 1970 West Germany v Yugoslavia W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1970 Morocco v Germany W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
07 Jun 1970 Bulgaria v Germany W 2-5 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
10 Jun 1970 Peru v Germany W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
14 Jun 1970 Germany v England W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
17 Jun 1970 Germany v Italy L 3-4 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
09 Sep 1970 West Germany v Hungary W 3-1 International Friendly
17 Oct 1970 Germany v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
18 Nov 1970 Yugoslavia v West Germany L 2-0 International Friendly
22 Nov 1970 Greece v West Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
17 Feb 1971 Albania v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
25 Apr 1971 Turkey v Germany W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
12 Jun 1971 Germany v Albania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
22 Jun 1971 Norway v Germany W 1-7 International Friendly
27 Jun 1971 Sweden v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Jun 1971 Denmark v West Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
08 Sep 1971 West Germany v Mexico W 5-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1971 Poland v Germany W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
17 Nov 1971 Germany v Poland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
29 Mar 1972 Hungary v West Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
29 Apr 1972 England v Germany W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final 1st leg
13 May 1972 Germany v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final 2nd leg
26 May 1972 West Germany v USSR W 4-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 1972 Belgium v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
18 Jun 1972 Germany v USSR W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Final
15 Nov 1972 West Germany v Switzerland W 5-1 International Friendly
14 Feb 1973 West Germany v Argentina L 2-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 1973 West Germany v Czechoslovakia W 3-0 International Friendly
09 May 1973 West Germany v Yugoslavia L 0-1 International Friendly
12 May 1973 West Germany v Bulgaria W 3-0 International Friendly
16 Jun 1973 West Germany v Brazil L 0-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 1973 USSR v West Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
10 Oct 1973 West Germany v Austria W 4-0 International Friendly
13 Oct 1973 West Germany v France W 2-1 International Friendly
14 Nov 1973 Scotland v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Nov 1973 West Germany v Spain W 2-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 1974 Spain v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Feb 1974 Italy v West Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1974 Germany v Scotland W 2-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 1974 Germany v Hungary W 5-0 International Friendly
01 May 1974 West Germany v Sweden W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 1974 Germany v Chile W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
18 Jun 1974 Germany v Australia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
22 Jun 1974 Germany v German Democratic Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
26 Jun 1974 Germany v Yugoslavia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
30 Jun 1974 Germany v Sweden W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
03 Jul 1974 Germany v Poland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
07 Jul 1974 Germany v Netherlands W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Final
04 Sep 1974 Switzerland v West Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
20 Nov 1974 Greece v Germany D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
22 Dec 1974 Malta v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
12 Mar 1975 England v West Germany L 2-0 International Friendly
27 Apr 1975 Bulgaria v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
17 May 1975 West Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 1975 Austria v West Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 1975 Germany v Greece D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
19 Nov 1975 Germany v Bulgaria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
20 Dec 1975 Turkey v West Germany W 0-5 International Friendly
28 Feb 1976 Germany v Malta W 8-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
24 Apr 1976 Spain v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final 1st leg
22 May 1976 Germany v Spain W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final 2nd leg
17 Jun 1976 Yugoslavia v Germany W 2-4 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
20 Jun 1976 Czechoslovakia v Germany L 2-2 (3-5) UEFA European Championship Final
06 Oct 1976 Wales v West Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 1976 West Germany v Czechoslovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
23 Feb 1977 France v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
16 May 1981 West Germany 1966 v England 1966 D 2-2 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.