Former FC Bayern captain Stefan Effenberg was very touched by the death of Franz Beckenbauer. On Sunday, the 55-year-old left the Sport1 talk show “Doppelpass” crying when he was asked about the “Kaiser,” who had died seven days earlier. "He was a great person..." Effenberg said before his voice failed, he got up and went behind the scenes with tears in his eyes.
Moderator Florian König asked the former national soccer player what Beckenbauer meant to him as a young man and then as a Bayern player. During Effenberg's second stint at Bayern from 1998 to 2002, Beckenbauer was club president. Effenberg later returned to his place on the show.