Beckenbauer’s grandson quits Bayern after tragedy
BERLIN—Luca Beckenbauer, the teenage grandson of Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer, is leaving Bayern Munich’s youth academy for Schalke after the tragic death of his father. The 15year-old defender will play for Schalke’s Under17 team next season, leaving Bayern, where his grandfather won three European Cup titles and played more than 400 Bundesliga games. Stephan Beckenbauer, son of the 70-year-old legendary defender and Luca’s father, died of a brain tumour in July 2015, aged just 46, having worked as a coach in Bayern’s academy. His grieving son now wants to make a fresh start away from the Bavarian giants. “Luca has been toying with the idea for some time,” Franz Beckenbauer told German daily Bild on Saturday. “It was his wish to move to a new environment. That will certainly help him in his development.” Schalke’s youth academy has produced the likes of Germany stars Mesut Ozil and Manuel Neuer. —APP in the first leg of their semi-final on Saturday.
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