Franz Beckenbauer, possibly the most important German soccer player in history, has had several months in which his health has deteriorated consistently and, according to the German newspaper Spiegel, the 78-year-old Kaiser is in a very delicate condition, which is why the entire world soccer community has joined forces to wish him well.
“If I were to say now that he is well, I would be lying and I don’t like to lie. He is not feeling well. It’s a constant up and down,” revealed Walter, Franz‘s brother, who has been suffering from a worsening of his health since April.
It has been pointed out that Franz is suffering from a “significant deterioration that affects both his judgment and his memory, with no prospect of improvement”.
In addition, he has had different problems with his health in recent years: two heart surgeries and a hip implant. In addition, in 2019 he revealed that he lost vision in one eye.
While in August this year, Lothar Matthaus, another German soccer historic, expressed a worrying message about Beckenbauer‘s health: “We hope he will get better again. Franz always said that health is the most important thing in life. He doesn’t have that at the moment.”
The Kaiser and his brilliant career as a footballer and coach
In fact, this Tuesday, January 2, German broadcaster ARD will release the documentary ‘Beckenbauer’, which will deal with the life of one of the greatest legends of German soccer.
The Kaiser won the Ballon d’Or twice and was included in the Dream Team of this award in 2020, besides being a historic Bayern Munich and world champion with Germany in 1974 as a player and in 1990 as a coach.
Beckenbauer is considered one of the best soccer players in history, with a brilliant career peaking in the 1970s.