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Tales from the Ballon d'Or Champions Book .. Franz Beckenbauer wins the award twice


Many football stars left indelible historical imprints inside the green rectangle during their football career full of titles and accomplishments, whether with their country teams or the clubs that defended their shirt, to succeed in engraving their names in letters of light in the records of the winners of the Golden Ball Award granted annually by the famous French magazine France Football has been named the best player in the world since its inception in 1956 until now.


Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munich legend and the German national team, won the Golden Ball award twice during his football career full of titles and accomplishments, whether at the level of clubs he played with the shirt, most notably the Bavarian, or at the international level with machines.


Beckenbauer won the Ballon d'Or the first time in 1972 by winning 81 points, then he repeated the historic achievement in 1976 with 91 points, while he won second place in the voting race twice in 1974 and 1975, and third place once in 1966.


Franz Beckenbauer won all major titles as a player, and added important titles to her as a coach, either with Bayern Munich or with the German national team.


Beckenbauer played with Bayern Munich from 1965 to 1977, and during this period he scored 44 goals in 396 matches he played with the Bavarian jersey, and won 14 titles, most notably 4 German League championships and the same in the Cup and 3 consecutive titles in the European Champions League and the European Cup for Cup Winners' Clubs and the Intercontinental Cup.


On the international level, Beckenbauer contributed to the German national team winning the World Cup in 1974 and the European Nations Cup in 1972, so that the legendary player was classified as one of the greatest footballers of the twentieth century alongside Pele, Cruyff and Maradona.

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