The football world mourns the loss of a legend, as former Bayern Munich and Germany superstar, Franz Beckenbauer, has passed away at the age of 78.
Famed for his impeccable defensive skills, Beckenbauer was universally acknowledged as one of the world’s best defenders during his playing days. His illustrious career was adorned with accolades, including two Ballon d’Or trophies in 1972 and 1976.
Moreover, Beckenbauer’s formidable presence on the field also led the German national team to a World Cup triumph in 1974. Proving his prowess not just in his home country but on the global stage as well, the defender’s influence on the sport remains unmatched.