ADIDAS ORIGINALS BECKENBAUER TRACKSUIT 50TH ANNIVERSARY
BACK TO ITS ROOTS
Adidas’ foray in apparel began in 1967 with a special tracksuit designed for German soccer star Franz Beckenbauer. And now the German sportswear giant is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a milestone treat – a red and black limited-edition re-issue in honor of the legendary sportsman. Quintessentially Adidas and delightfully retro, it features the iconic Three Stripes running down the side of the jacket, pants and T-shirt. For this faithful replica, Adidas mined its archives hence the vintage-inspired slim fit, double-knit texture and detailing, including side-zip pockets, full zip stand-up collar and elasticized waist. To score top-league style points.
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Franz Beckenbauer in Snippets
Born on Sept. 11, 1945 in Munich, West Germany, Beckenbauer led West Germany to the World Cup title as a player in 1974 and as its manager in 1990. He is the only man to have won the World Cup both as a player and as a manager. His track-record is unique. Captain of West Germany when they won the World Cup and the European Championship, he also steered his club, Bayern Munich, to three back-to-back European Cups and to the European Cup Winners' Cup.
Besides his achievements, he is remembered for his style, elegance and inventiveness, which earned him the nickname of Emperor Franz and The Kaiser. He is credited with having invented the role of the attacking sweeper thank to his powerful long runs out of central defense had never been seen before.