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FFT 100 Greatest
31 July 2017
How do you judge the best player of all time? FourFourTwo's writers make their picks
What’s your process for judging the best players that football has ever seen? Here’s some alternative takes on the all-time greatest
FFT 100 Greatest
27 July 2017
FourFourTwo's 100 Greatest Footballers EVER: No.7, Franz Beckenbauer
The German bestrode European football like an elegant colossus, redefining what a defender could do and winning it all for club and country
16 May 2017
11 footballers who played through the pain barrier (and definitely, definitely shouldn't have)
Jose Mourinho has regularly questioned the steel of some of his players, but these 11 sacrificed it all to be on the pitch – whether for the team's benefit or for their own glory tends to vary...
8 December 2016
The Best Footballers in the World… in 1966. Who comes top?
Had FourFourTwo been around (presumably under a different name) 50 years ago, who would have been in the FFT100? FFT’s launch editor
14 September 2016
Beckenbauer slammed by German FA chief
Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer led a World Cup organising committee that suffered from "no transparency" according to Reinhard Grindel.
27 June 2016
Beckenbauer would prefer Germany to play Spain, not Italy
Italy sent Germany out of Euro 2012 and Franz Beckenbauer wants the world champions to avoid a repeat by facing Spain at Euro 2016.
9 June 2016
The best European players ever: How to create the perfect Euro goal
If you were trying to select the ingredients for the ideal way to hit the back of the net in the European Championship, this is what you'd go for…
7 June 2016
Schweinsteiger better off away from Manchester - Beckenbauer
Bastian Schweinsteiger looks happier with Germany's national team than at his club side Manchester United, according to Franz Beckenbauer.
4 March 2016
Report unable to prove vote-buying in 2006 World Cup bid
Investigators cannot prove bribes were paid to bring the World Cup to Germany although they added it can not be ruled out either.
17 February 2016
Beckenbauer punished by FIFA Ethics Committee
FIFA's Ethics Committee has given Franz Beckenbauer a warning and a fine for his initial failure to cooperate with an investigation.
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