Flashback: Franz Beckenbauer, the most arrogant footballer of all time

Ollie Irish

15th, June 2009

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When I call FB arrogant, I mean it as a massive compliment. It’s admirable arrogance, if that’s not oxymoronic.
This highlights reel, which popped up on YouTube a few days ago, features some great footage of old Franz striding imperiously around the pitch, in a manner that makes it easy to see why he was nicknamed “Der Kaiser”.
Perhaps if Beckenbauer, not Alan Rickman, had been up against John McClane in Die Hard, the baddies would have won; FB didn’t do defeat.