Fixture draws for the first rounds are seeded so that each amateur team plays a professional club at the former's home ground, with tied games being decided with extra time and penalty shoot-outs. Prior to this method of solving draws, two cup finals had been decided with the drawing of lots. The cup final has been held in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin since 1985 with FC Bayern Munich winning the competition the most times.
Franz Beckenbauer is a Germanfootball coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser ("the emperor"). He is generally regarded as the greatest German footballer of all time and also as one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game.
Twice selected the European Footballer of the Year, he appeared 103 times for West Germany and played in three World Cups. He lifted the World Cup trophy as captain in 1974, and repeated the feat as a manager in 1990. With the club Bayern Munich, he won three consecutive European Cups from 1974 to 1976, and the Cup Winners' Cup in 1967. Beckenbauer is the only player to captain three European Cup winning sides. He went on to become coach and president of the institution. He is also a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Beckenbauer remains an influential figure in both German and international football. He led Germany's successful bid to host the 2006 World Cup and chaired the organizing committee.