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When Andreas Brehme visited Franz Beckenbauer: World champion greetings


Highlights: Andi Brehme shared photos with Franz Beckenbauer the day before Christmas Eve. The former Bayern Munich player visited the 77-year-old emperor in Salzburg. The pair met to talk about the foundation of the former World Cup winner. The German legend died on the night of February 19th to 20th at the age of 63. He won the 1990 World Championship with Bayern Munich with a 1-0 win over West Germany in the final of the final at the Maracana.

As of: February 21, 2024, 7:01 p.m




Andreas Brehme is dead. The 1990 world champion died on February 20, 2024. What remains are memories - like the ones with Franz Beckenbauer.

Update from February 20, 2024, 9:37 a.m.:

Sad news for football Germany: Andreas Brehme is dead. The 1990 World Cup hero died on the night of February 19th to 20th at the age of 63.

This article is from December 23, 2022 in its original form. Due to the high level of interest, we are hereby offering it again.

Update from December 25, 2022, 12:49 p.m.:

The day before Christmas Eve, ex-national player Andreas Brehme made German football fans happy with a photo of Franz Beckenbauer.

Brehme now spoke about the background to the recent meeting with his former companion, with whom he won the 1990 World Championship.

Franz Beckenbauer: Brehme talks about the condition of the German football icon

The meeting with the now 77-year-old emperor was not entirely private; there was also an official aspect.



reports, Brehme and Beckenbauer as well as his wife Heidi and his youngest son Joel were together in the Salzburg restaurant “Huber's im Fischerwirt”.

It was also about the Franz Beckenbauer Foundation.

The foundation, of which Heidi Beckenbauer is now in charge as chairwoman, has been around for 40 years.

Since then, its goal has been to provide financial assistance to people with disabilities or those who are sick or in debt.

Brehme has been supporting the organization for some time.

“Like Lothar Matthäus, I am an ambassador for the foundation.

We talked about campaigns and sponsors for the good cause,” said the 62-year-old to



When asked about the condition of Beckenbauer, who avoids the public after his eye attack and heart problems, Brehme said: “Franz made a good impression.” That should please fans all over the world.

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New photos of Franz Beckenbauer have emerged – one shows him with his wife and son

First report from December 23, 2022:

Munich - Many German football nostalgics will have been happy about the Christmas greetings from two DFB legends.

The day before Christmas Eve, Andi Brehme shared photos with Franz Beckenbauer, who is rarely in public due to health problems.

However, some fans expressed concern about the emperor.

Franz Anton Beckenbauer

Born: September 11, 1945 in Munich

Position: Libero

Professional stations: FC Bayern Munich, New York Cosmos, Hamburger SV

International career: 103 games (14 goals)

Franz Beckenbauer: Andreas Brehme shares a current photo with the emperor

Beckenbauer, now 77 years old, recently skipped this year's World Cup, as he

explained in an interview with the

gala .

“I won’t travel to Qatar,” said the two-time World Cup winner shortly before the tournament.

An eye infarction in 2019 caused Beckenbauer to go blind in his right eye.

“I have to be careful with my heart,” said the Munich native, also regarding his condition.

On Friday, Brehme somewhat surprisingly published a photo together with Beckenbauer on his Instagram channel and wrote: “Christmas greetings from the Kaiser and me!”

Even Brazil's 2002 World Cup winner Roberto Carlos responded to the post.

Franz Beckenbauer: His family paid Andreas Brehme a visit

Brehme also shared a story that shows him together with Beckenbauer's family.

In addition to Franz, his wife Heidi and their 22-year-old son Joel also smiled into the camera.

It is no coincidence that Brehme is celebrating the pre-Christmas season with Franz Beckenbauer.

What connects the two above all is their shared World Cup title in 1990; team boss Beckenbauer and final scorer Andi Brehme played a key role in the World Cup success.

Andi Brehme with Franz Beckenbauer's family.

Heidi Beckenbauer and son Joel were also there.

© Screenshot (@andibrehme)

Fans worry about Franz Beckenbauer: “The Emperor doesn’t look good”

Beckenbauer doesn't make a noticeably negative impression in either photo, but many fans are still concerned in the comments under Brehme's post.

“How is he?” asks one user, while another says: “Oh, man.

The Emperor doesn't look good."

A user also commented on the slightly different appearance with the words “Wow, Franz looks so different,” while another fan wrote: “Hopefully our emperor is doing well.”

Franz Beckenbauer: The football icon's last public appearance was in August

The last time that FC Bayern's honorary president appeared in public was a while ago.

At the end of August, the German football icon was a guest at the Sinsheim Arena and watched the Bundesliga game between TSG Hoffenheim and FC Augsburg.

Given his health, he obviously has to take it easy, which is why pictures like the one on Brehme's Instagram account have become rare.

The fans are of course happy about every sign of life from the football legend.


Source: merkur

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