Perfect retirement gift
Eyes on the prize: Jupp Heynckes beat Dortmund's Jürgen Klopp and the now likewise retired
England manager Roy Hodgson presented the trophy to the man who guided FC Bayern München to an
Three members of that record-breaking team also earned a berth in the FIFPro World XI of the year -
Heynckes signed out in Munich by hoisting the DFB Cup on 1 June last year, FC Bayern's 3-2 victory over VfB Stuttgart wrapping up the club's fourth title of the season...
...to add to the (l. to r.) UEFA Champions League, DFL Supercup and Bundesliga. The latter, Bayern's 22nd all-told since the inauguration of the national top flight in 1963...
... was earned in record-breaking style, with 68-year-old Heynckes becoming the oldest head coach ever to win the Bundesliga
Ahead of the game against FC Augsburg on Matchday 33 - his last on home soil - he was given a rapturous send-off by the Allianz Arena crowd...
...and after it, there was the traditional title-celebrating beer shower from the players
Heynckes bowed out of the Bundesliga in appropriate fashion, with a 4-3 victory over his first love - hometown club Borussia Mönchengladbach
"Thanks Jupp" - Heynckes received a rousing reception from the sold-out Borussia Park crowd. It was an emotional day for all concerned as
The significance of the occasion temporarily overcame the 68-year-old at the post-match press conference,
Next up, Heynckes (2nd r.) and his charges finally got their hands on the UEFA Champions League trophy,
Heynckes saw in his 1000th Bundesliga game as a player and coach in style on Matchday 23 as his Bayern charges trounced Werder Bremen 6-1.
Nowadays, Heynckes is known first and foremost for his success as a coach but as a player he was
A natural born striker, Heynckes netted his first two Bundesliga goals, against Tasmania Berlin, only a week after debuting against
The brace Heynckes (l.) bagged on his 176th league outing, on 5 June 1971, helped Mönchengladbach to their first Bundesliga title
The versatile and pacy forward (2nd r.) twice topped the Bundesliga scoring chart. Two goals against FC Bayern
Heynckes (c.) returned to Gladbach after a three-year stint with Hannover 96. He bowed out in high style on 29 April 1978,
Third on the all-time Bundesliga scoring chart with 220 goals in 369 appearances and 51 more in European club competition, Heynckes took over as coach of Mönchengladbach just a year after hanging up his boots. At 34, he was the youngest coach in the history of the top flight at that point
Heynckes (r.) spent eight years in charge of the Foals. Not quite the force they had been in his own playing days, they nonetheless
Heynckes' work with the Rhineland club was impressive enough for Bayern München to come
1. FC Köln coach Christoph Daum (r.) and Heynckes had a series of memorable exchanges in the
...on their way to securing the championship three weeks later, at Köln's expense. It was Heynckes' first Bundesliga title as a coach...
...a success he promptly repeated the following season. Here, Heynckes (c.), with skipper Klaus Augenthaler
Early the following season however, Heynckes got the axe after a 4-1 home loss to Stuttgarter Kickers. Uli Hoeneß (3rd l.), sporting director
Heynckes (r.) went on to win the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid in 1998 and after stints with Athletic Bilbao, CD Tenerife, SL Benfica and Eintracht Frankfurt, he took over at FC Schalke 04 in 2003. One none-too-successful season later, though, he was on his way out of Gelsenkirchen
When Heynckes also parted company with Mönchengladbach, only six months after re-joining them in 2006, his career looked to be on a firm downward spiral...
...but after a brief interim stint with Bayern München, he signed up at Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2009 at the age of 64 - and revitalised the club's fortunes
Two years later, Heynckes returned to FC Bayern for an unanticipated swansong - and one which was destined to end with the ultimate curtain call