The football world pays tribute to Franz Beckenbauer


Clubs and players from Germany and around the world paid tribute to Franz Beckenbauer following Der Kaiser’s death on Sunday.

bundesliga.com rounds up the reaction to Beckenbauer's death from around the world...


Bayern Munich


Germany national team

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Eintracht Frankfurt

VfB Stuttgart

Werder Bremen


Manchester United




Inter Milan

England national team

Brazil FA

Translation: The Brazilian Football Confederation mourns the loss at 78 of Franz Beckenbauer, one of the greatest players in the history of football, this Monday.

Beckenbauer is one of three people to have won the World Cup as a player and a manager, alongside Zagallo and France's Didier Deschamps.

"I mourn the death of Beckenbauer. He's a legend of football, won the World Cup as a player and a coach, just like Zagallo, who we also lost recently. My feelings go out to the family of this great player," said CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues.

The CBF sends its condolences to the family, friends and fans of Franz Beckenbauer.

Atlético Madrid

Gary Lineker

David Beckham

Lothar Matthäus

Translation: Franz, I'll miss you. Rest in peace.

Thomas Müller

Translation: One of the greatest footballers in the history of Bayern Munich has unfortunately left us. Rest in peace, Kaiser Franz. We'll never forget what you did for football in Germany.

Oliver Kahn

Lionel Messi

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Toni Kroos

David Alaba

Philipp Lahm

Sir Kenny Dalglish

Watch: the Bundesliga pays tribute to Franz Beckenbauer