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Soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer led West Germany to the World Cup title as a player in 1974 and as its manager in 1990.
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Four years later, Beckenbauer again led West Germany through an impressive World Cup run. This time, they outlasted Argentina in the final, making Beckenbauer just the second person to win the World Cup as a player and manager.
Der Kaiser spent one year at the helm of Olympique Marseilles before serving a pair of stints as manager of Bayern Munich. After leading the club to a 1996 UEFA Cup victory,
he became its president for two years. Beckenbauer then took over as vice president of the German Football Association, and with Germany selected to host the 2006 World Cup, he served as chairman of its organizing committee and the public face of the world-renowned sporting event.
Beckenbauer was named Honorary President of Bayern Munich in November 2009. An icon in his home country, he is admired as one of the greatest all-around players in soccer history.
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