A special beret for Lizarazu
He really suits the headgear. Bixente Lizarazu celebrated winning the Bundesliga at the Allianz Arena on 13 May 2006 when he put the shield on his head. A different type of beret. For the Frenchman, this title was his sixth league win with FC Bayern and his last at the same time. Lizarazu, who celebrates his 50th birthday today, ended his career after the 2005/06 season.
An unparalleled achievment
The full-back, born in 1969, was one of the best players in his position and is still one of the most successful players of all time. He won a total of 21 titles including 17 with FCB and the other four with France. From November 2001 to May 2002, he was a World Cup winner and European champion, Confed Cup, World Club plus Champions League winner at the same time -- no other player has achieved that to date.
50 isn't the end.'
He played 273 games for FC Bayern between 1997 and 2006 (with a six-month break in Marseille in 2004) and today he is in the Hall of Fame of the record champions. Lizarazu love to compete and he remains active after the end of his career as a footballer. He still doesn't feel like retiring. "50 isn't the end. I've still got lots of energy," said the avid surfer and jujitsu European champion.fcbayern.com wishes him happy birthday!