Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer received ‘countless phone calls from gentlemen looking for an erotic chat’
GERMANY icon Franz Beckenbauer was once inundated with calls from men looking for “erotic chats” after a bizarre mix-up.
The Bayern Munich legend, 77, lifted the World Cup for his country on two occasions.
Franz Beckenbauer was flooded with calls after demanding a specific phone numberAFP or licensors
Beckenbauer captained West Germany to World Cup glory in 1974AP
He claimed the trophy as captain of the West Germany team in front of a home crowd in 1974.
Then, 16 years later, “the Kaiser” led them to their third World Cup triumph as head coach – the first person to claim the Jules Rimet trophy as both a player and manager.
But he once made headlines for his off-pitch antics too.
The bizarre tale came after he appeared in an advert for a mobile phone company.
Following the commercial, Beckenbauer requested the phone number 0176 / 666666.
But he was swiftly bombarded with “countless” calls from men who thought it was a phone sex line.
This is because “6” translates to “sechs” in German – which sounds similar to “sex”.
Beckenbauer, widely regarded as one of the best to ever player the game, won 103 caps for Germany.
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He was unable to attend the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022 due to health problems which left him blind in one eye.
Germany were eliminated in the group stage of the competition for the second tournament running.
Defeat to Japan in their opening match proved costly as a draw with Spain and win over Costa Rica could not prevent their early exit.