Munich – It was the heaviest single blow of fate: honorary President Franz Beckenbauer from Bayern Munich, has spoken for the first time, to the death of his son Stephan (✝46). “I don’t know if you can handle that ever. I think it will always remain so,” said the club legend in the football record master His son died in 2015 of a brain tumor.

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The 73-Year-old still tries to look forward: “But such is life. It happened. It is not just happening to me: In many families around the world, exactly the Same happened. It is what it is.”

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Beckenbauer, of course, is in his family. In 2005, he married his wife, Heidi, with her he has two children: Joel (18) and Francesca (15). “It’s great when you’re in a certain age, once again, father. Where to understand then, really, what it means to have a family. I was then 23 years and had three children: Because you don’t understand what it means to have a family.“

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world champion and world champion coach Franz Beckenbauer, himself struggling with health problems. So he had to get in 2016 is a serious open-heart SURGERY and multiple Bypasses. After he had withdrawn after that long from the Public, he has, according to his own statement, his heart problems are now under control again. The Interview was conducted in the framework of the Eagles presidents Golf Cup, a Charity Golf tournament in Costa Navarino in Greece.

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