Franz Beckenbauer and His Problematic Love of Women
While not many soccer players make the list of ‘greatest players in history,’ German Franz Beckenbauer is a well-deserving member. Although he excelled at soccer, his personal life was quite different story.
Beckenbauer got his first girlfriend pregnant in 1963 and refused to marry her, resulting in a short-term ban from the West German national youth team. In 2000, Beckenbauer had an affair with another woman while married to his wife Sybille, leading to the birth of a child out of wedlock. He then left Sybille for his mistress three years later.