24hoursworld

Franz Beckenbauer: His widow carries the European Championship trophy into the Munich Arena

Franz Beckenbauer: His widow carries the European Championship trophy into the Munich Arena

Honor for the “Kaiser”: At the opening ceremony of the European Football Championship, Franz Beckenbauer’s widow carries the tournament trophy onto the pitch. She is accompanied by two former European champions.

Franz Beckenbauer’s widow Heidi will carry the trophy onto the pitch at the Munich Arena at the opening ceremony of the European Football Championship on Friday. As the Ippen Media Group first reported on Tuesday, she will be accompanied by Jürgen Klinsmann and Bernard Dietz before the German national team’s opening match against Scotland. Klinsmann and Dietz were the captains at the European Championship titles in 1996 and 1980. Franz Beckenbauer was the captain at Germany’s first European Championship triumph in 1972.

Remembering the shining light Franz Beckenbauer

Her husband Franz Beckenbauer died on January 7th at the age of 78 after a long, serious illness. Beckenbauer was and is the shining light of German football. The “Kaiser” celebrated numerous successes with FC Bayern in the 1970s. As captain, he led the DFB team to the European Championship title in 1972 and to the World Cup in 1974 in his own country. In 1990 he became world champion as national coach, and later played a key role in organizing the World Cup summer fairytale of 2006. Later, a shadow fell on his work because there were dubious payments surrounding the awarding of the World Cup to Germany that were never clarified.

Source: Stern

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts