Franz Beckenbauer
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"Franz Anton Beckenbauer" is a German Association football/football manager, and former player, nicknamed Der Kaiser ("The Emperor") because of his elegant style; his leadership; his first name "Franz" (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest German footballers of all time and one of the most decorated footballers in the history of the game. Beckenbauer was a versatile player, who started out as a midfielder, but made his name as a defender. He is often credited as having invented the role of the modern sweeper or Sweeper (association football)#/libero.

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He was sent off at the 1998 World Cup, and now he missed two penalties against France and Portugal. Beckham appears to have a problem with nerves.

One can't force Michael to make a decision.

It's his life. At 29, this is his last chance to sign a big contract.

It's quite possible that Beckham suffers from a mental block at big tournaments.

We're doing everything we can. But at the end of the day it's his decision, his future.

When I see that the best goalkeeper (Kahn) is playing golf when the match is on it makes me crazy.

I know Manchester United and AC Milan are in the hunt, but Michael will only improve himself by going to Madrid.

The Dutch are braver and more creative players, but less disciplined. They want to let the opponent see and feel that they're better, but they forget to score and settle the game.

I would probably say yes to Real Madrid, ... It's a legendary team that stands above all others and is the target of all players.