Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer

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Topics

  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Goal Setting and Achieving
  • Organising the World Cup

What he offers

Franz offers audiences great insights into the build up and the bid for Germany to host the World Cup in 2006 as well as the inside story behind the most successful World Cup ever. He shows decision makers how their organizations could benefit from the lessons he learned in staging the world’s largest sporting event.

How he presents

An inspirational and experienced speaker, Franz Beckenbauer is highly sought-after by business leaders eager to benefit from his impressive leadership skills and apply his strategies to create successful business teams.

Franz Beckenbauer is a German footballmanager, and former player, nicknamed Der Kaiser (“The Emperor”) because of his elegant style; his leadership; his first name “Franz” (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest German footballers of all time and one of the most decorated footballers in the history of the game.

Twice selected European Footballer of the Year, Beckenbauer appeared 103 times for West Germany and played in threeFIFA World Cups. He is one of only two men, along with Brazil’s Mário Zagallo, to have won the World Cup both as a player and as a manager: he lifted the World Cup trophy as captain in 1974, and repeated the feat as a manager in 1990. He was the first captain to lift the World Cup and the European Championship at international level and the European Cup at club level. He was named in the World Team of the 20th Century in 1998, the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002, and in 2004 was listed in the FIFA 100 of the world’s greatest living players.

At club level with Bayern Munich, Beckenbauer won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1967 and three consecutive European Cups from 1974 to 1976. The latter feat made him the only player to win three European Cups as captain of his club. He became team manager and later president of Bayern Munich. After two spells with the New York Cosmos he was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Today, Beckenbauer remains an influential figure in both German and international football. He led Germany’s successful bid to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup and chaired the organizing committee. He currently works as a pundit for Sky Germany and is a columnist for the tabloid Bild.

Awards:

  • UEFA President’s Award (1): 2013
  • FIFA Presidential Award (1): 2012
  • Marca Leyenda (1): 2012
  • Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award (1): 2007
  • FIFA Centennial Player and Football Personality Award (1): 2004
  • FIFA 100: 2004
  • FIFA World Cup All-Time Team: 1994
  • NASL Most Valuable Player Award (1): 1977
  • World Soccer Magazine Player of the Year (2): 1972, 1976
  • German Footballer of the Year (4): 1966, 1968, 1974, 1976
  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament (2): 1972, 1976
  • World Cup Team of the Tournament (3): 1966, 1970, 1974
  • World Cup Young Player of the Tournament (1): 1966

Testimonials:

“Franz gave an excellent performance and he was considered the highlight of the whole event.”

Presentation Languages: English, German

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