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The late Franz Beckenbauer gets a statue outside Bayern Munich’s home ground

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Franz Beckenbauer gets statue outside Bayern’s home ground. Photo: Christian Bruna / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 21.04.2024 14:40:30

Sport: This is stated by the Kurt Landauer Foundation on Sunday.

Beckenbauer, who died on January 7, will be cast in bronze in an elegant pose as the game’s conductor. The base takes the same shape as the rhombus of the Bavarian flag.

The Kurt Landauer Foundation was also responsible for the Gerd Müller statue which is also located outside the giant arena in Munich. Based on previous experience, the organization expects the Beckenbauer project to take around 18 months to complete.

– The elegant captain Franz and his friend Gerd Müller will then together cast their shadows in a positive way, and the awareness of our great club history will be passed on to future generations, says Christian Kröll in the foundation.

The foundation has set up a fundraiser to finance the project.

Beckenbauer won countless titles with Bayern and was later club president. He became world champion both as a player and coach.

Bayern Munich boss Jan-Christian Dreesen said in late January that a statue of Beckenbauer would be a good fit next to Müller’s memorial.

(© NTB)

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