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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Franz Beckenbauer on time, basketball, football, law, club, American, soccer, play, positive, heart, training, success and world.

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Quick Facts

Famous As: Former German Footballer

Born On: September 11, 1945

Born In: Munich, Germany

Franz Beckenbauer is a distinguished former German professional footballer and manager. His elegant style, leadership and dominance on field earned him the title ‘Der Kaiser’ in his playing career. He is considered as one of the greatest players in the history of football. He started off his career in football as a midfielder, but made a mark as a central defender. He is also accredited for inventing the role of libero or the modern sweeper. He bagged in the title of the ‘European Footballer of The Year’ twice and was part of three ‘FIFA World Cups’. He also appeared more than 100 times for West Germany. Read through the compilation of quotations and sayings by Franz Beckenbauer that reflects his thoughts, opinions and views on subjects close to his heart. Take a look at the quotable quotes and thoughts by Franz Beckenbauer on football, training, positive, security, greatest, community, respect, fantastic, character, team, media, world, money etc.
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The strong one doesn't win, the one that wins is strong.

Franz Beckenbauer

The two designs are completely different. The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical. You can of course get very excited about doing something completely out of the ordinary, just like the Olympic stadium in its time. But each to his or her own taste.

Franz Beckenbauer

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being.

Franz Beckenbauer

If a Middle Eastern sheikh comes to buy Bayern Munich, he could buy 49 per cent. Fifty-one per cent must stay in Germany with the club. That law came about because of the developments of international football.

Franz Beckenbauer

Rugby is a different game. There is an interruption every two minutes also in American football. Our soccer is a moving game: play, play, play, move, move - you don't interrupt.

Franz Beckenbauer

The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location.

Franz Beckenbauer

It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host.

Franz Beckenbauer

The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans.

Franz Beckenbauer

At least six Bayern players, who have won almost everything, are in the national squad.

Franz Beckenbauer

We should not fool ourselves. We are not one of the world's top teams any more.

Franz Beckenbauer

The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices.

Franz Beckenbauer

Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays. But it depends on the individual.

Franz Beckenbauer

In the World Cup, much depends for every team on how it develops during the tournament. There are always rising tensions. They come from within, and they come from the media.

Franz Beckenbauer

The most important thing however is the money. What use would it be to us, to have a a mighty stadium but a useless team, because we couldn't afford anything better?

Franz Beckenbauer

Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic.

Franz Beckenbauer

German football is like English football. The Germans and the English do not play like a Brazilian side. They have to improve, bring up their young players, who have character.

Franz Beckenbauer

At the World Cup and even now at the Confederations Cup, our security provisions will ensure the greatest level of protection possible for all those participating - both inside and outside the stadiums.

Franz Beckenbauer

At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further.

Franz Beckenbauer

I kept my speeches short as captain. I focused on the key points of the opposition of the day. As coach, I was never afraid to give long speeches to the players throughout our preparations. It was important they had all the information possible.

Franz Beckenbauer

Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis.

Franz Beckenbauer

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury.

Franz Beckenbauer