Franz Beckenbauer ‘Der Kaiser’

Franz Beckenbauer is regarded by many as the greatest German footballer of all time. Throughout his career, Beckenbauer was universally known as ‘Der Kaiser’ or ‘The Emperor’. The nickname had nothing to do with football, and he was first called ‘The Kaiser’ by a magazine because he looked like Kaiser Ludwig II (pictured below), a former Bavarian King.

Franz Beckenbauer became known as 'Der Kaiser' of 'The Emperor' because of his looked like Kaiser Ludwig II

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