This Monday, January 8th, Franz Beckenbauer died at the age of 78 as a result of an illness that had impaired his health in recent years. Clubs and thousands of players immediately said goodbye to the German legend. One of them was Paolo Guerrero, who met him during his stay at FC Bayern Munich.
Paolo Guerrero says goodbye to Franz Beckenbauer on social networks
The football world mourned the sensitive departure of Franz Beckenbauer, winner of two Ballon d'Ors in 1972 and 1976. The German was one of his country's most outstanding players and remained linked to the sport even after his retirement.
Guerrero's message to Beckenbauer. Photo: Instagram shot/Paolo Guerrero
YOU CAN SEE: Franz Beckenbauer, legend of the German national team and world champion, has died at the age of 78
Exactly, he coincided with it during his time as manager of FC Bayern Munich Paolo Guerrero. After learning of his death, the Peru national team striker took to his social networks to say goodbye. “May he rest in peace, Franz Beckenbauer,” he wrote on his Instagram account.
The day Beckenbauer arrived in Peru and fell in the national stadium
As part of its South American tour, FC Bayern Munich came to Peru with some of its players, including Franz Beckenbauer. The Bavarian team faced a combination between Alianza Lima and Deportivo Municipal.
YOU CAN SEE: The day a team from Alianza Lima and Municipal Franz Beckenbauer's Bayern Munich defeated
This January 7, 1971 was remembered by thousands of Peruvian fans: the national team won 4-1 with goals from Orlando Guzmán, Julio Baylón and a brace from Teófilo Cubillas.