Stephan Beckenbauer

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Stephan Beckenbauer
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-12-01)1 December 1968
Place of birth Munich, West Germany
Date of death 31 July 2015(2015-07-31) (aged 46)
Place of death Munich, Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Bayern Munich (A)
1988–1990 1860 Munich 31 (1)
1990–1991 Kickers Offenbach
1991–1992 FC Grenchen
1992–1994 1. FC Saarbrücken 24 (1)
1994–1997 Bayern Munich (A) 22 (0)
Teams managed
1998–2015 Bayern Munich (youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stephan Beckenbauer (1 December 1968 – 31 July 2015) was a German footballer who played as a defender.[1]

Football career[edit]

Born in Munich, Beckenbauer began playing with local FC Bayern, but never moved past the reserve team during his two-year tenure. He spent the vast majority of his 11-year senior career in the lower leagues, also representing TSV 1860 München, Kickers Offenbach and FC Grenchen.

Beckenbauer's input at the professional level consisted of 12 games in both the Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga with 1. FC Saarbrücken, for which he signed in the 1992 summer. He made his debut in the former competition on 14 August 1992 by coming on as a 79th-minute substitute in a 1–1 away draw against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, as the season ended in relegation after an 18th-place finish.

In 1990, Beckenbauer had a trial with Red Star Belgrade, but did not sign.[2] He retired in 1997 at only 28, returning immediately to Bayern and going on to work with the club as a scout and youth coach.[3][4][5]


Beckenbauer died on 31 July 2015 of a brain tumor. He was 46.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Beckenbauer's father, Franz, was also a footballer and a defender. He represented, with individual and team success, Bayern Munich and the German national team, and later managed both.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Beckenbauer, Stephan" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  2. ^ Marković, Branko (30 May 1990). Tempo magazine (in Serbo-Croatian) (1266): 19. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Stephan Beckenbauer: "Der Wille ist entscheidend"" [Stephan Beckenbauer: "The will is crucial"] (in German). German Football Federation. 27 June 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Ex-Freiburg-Coach Sorg übernimmt Bayerns U 17" [Ex-Freiburg coach Sorg takes on Bayern's Under 17] (in German). Spox. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Norbert Elgert: FC Bayern hat Jugendtrainer im Visier" [Norbert Elgert: FC Bayern has youth coaches in sight] (in German). 15 March 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Franz Beckenbauer trauert um seinen Sohn (†46)" [Franz Beckenbauer mourns his son (†46)]. Bild (in German). 1 August 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  7. ^ Lars Wallrodt (1 August 2015). "Stephan Beckenbauer – ein Leben im Namen des Vaters" [Stephan Beckenbauer – a life in the name of his father]. Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2015.

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