Beckenbauer receives special honours

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:40 IST

FIFA World Cup Organising Committee President Franz Beckenbauer has been presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by German organisation Sporthilfe.

Berlin:

FIFA World Cup Organising Committee President Franz Beckenbauer has been presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by German charitable organisation Sporthilfe. The award comes in recognition of his contribution to the sport, and includes a Golden Sports Pyramid and a cash award of 25000 Euro. Beckenbaur had been voted the Second Best European Player by the UEFA Jubilee Poll in 2004. He is one of the only two men to have won the World Cup for his country as player and as coach.

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