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Franz Beckenbauer's honours and achievements

No-one in the game comes close to Franz Beckenbauer’s record of achievement. Both as a player and a coach, the Kaiser has won everything there is to win in world football, sharing with Brazilian Mario Zagallo the distinction of winning the World Cup in two capacities. Away from the field, Beckenbauer has assembled a remarkable list of awards, reviewed here by fcbayern.de.

Major honours as a player:

  • World Cup 1974
  • World Cup (runner-up) 1966
  • World Cup (third place) 1970
  • European championship 1972
  • European championship (runner-up) 1976
  • European Champions’ Cup 1974, 1975 and 1976
  • UEFA Cup finalist 1982 (with Hamburger SV)
  • European Cup Winners’ Cup 1967 with Bayern
  • Intercontinental Cup 1976 with Bayern
  • DFB German Cup 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971 with Bayern
  • German championship 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974 with Bayern, 1982 with HSV
  • North American Soccer League 1977, 1978, 1980 with New York Cosmos
  • 1974 World Cup Silver Ball
  • European Footballer of the Year 1972, 1976
  • German Footballer of the Year 1966, 1968, 1974, 1976

Major honours as coach:

  • World Cup 1990
  • World Cup (runner-up) 1986
  • UEFA Cup 1996 with Bayern
  • German championship 1994 with Bayern
  • French championship 1991 with Olympique Marseille.

Awards and achievements:

  • Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 1976
  • FIFA Badge of Honour
  • Silver Laurel Leaf 1966, 1967
  • Bavarian Order of Merit 1982
  • Golden Ring of Honour of the City of Munich 1982
  • Honorary captain of Germany 1982
  • Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 1986
  • Bambi 1986, 1990, 1995, 2000
  • Golden Coin of Honour of the State Capital Munich 1995
  • Third in the FIFA Player of the Century poll 1999
  • FIFA Centennial Order of Merit 2004
  • Honorary doctorate from the National Sports Academy Sofia 2004
  • Bambi in the Millennium Bambi category 2005
  • Bavarian First Minister’s personal award at the Bavarian Sports awards 2005
  • Grand Cross of the Order of Merit (highest honour) of the South American Confederation Conmebol 2006
  • Lifetime achievement ‘Golden Sports Pyramid’ awarded by Deutsche Sporthilfe foundation 2006
  • Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 2006
  • Walther Bensemann special award  at the German Football and Culture awards 2006
  • IFFHS Genius of World Football award 2007
  • Laureus World Sports Awards lifetime achievement award 2007
  • Inducted into German Sports Hall of Fame 2008
  • Order of Merit of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia 2009
  • FC Bayern Honorary President 2009
  • German FA (DFB) Honorary Member
  • FIFA Presidential Award 2013