Paul Breitner

About Paul Breitner

Who is it?: Former German Footballer
Birth Day: September 19, 2005
Birth Place: Kolbermoor, German
Birth Sign: Libra
1971: West Germany U-231(0)
Full name: Paul Breitner
Date of birth: (1951-09-05) 5 September 1951 (age 66)
Place of birth: Kolbermoor, West Germany
Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position: Left back, Midfielder
1957–1961: SV-DJK Kolbermoor
1961–1970: ESV Freilassing
Years: TeamApps(Gls)
1970–1974: Bayern Munich109(17)
1974–1977: Real Madrid84(10)
1977–1978: Eintracht Braunschweig30(10)
1978–1983: Bayern Munich146(66)
Total: 369(103)
1968–1970: West Germany Youth16(1)
1971–1982: West Germany48(10)

Paul Breitner Net Worth

Paul Breitner was bornon September 19, 2005 in Kolbermoor, German, is Former German Footballer. Paul Breitner is a former German footballer, counted amongst the country’s greatest players of all time. One of the nation’s most popular yet controversial players, he played a major role in West Germany’s win in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, scoring in the final. Over his entire career, he earned 48 caps for West Germany and was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Time Team. Born in Bavaria, he became interested in football at a young age. Lanky, athletic, and blessed with good stamina, he gained attention for his playing skills as a teenager. He was selected into the West Germany Under-18 side as a 17-year-old which set the pace for his glorious future career. A bold and rebellious youngster, he started courting controversy quite early on in his career with his politically incorrect comments. However, his impeccable playing style made up for his brashness and soon he established himself in the Bayern Munich club where he would spend the major portion of his career. In 1972, he was a part of the German team that won the European Championship and two years later he helped his team win the 1974 FIFA World Cup. Following his retirement, he started working as a commentator, pundit and columnist.
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💰 Net worth: $58 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1970

Breitner's football career lasted from 1970 until 1983, mainly playing for Bayern Munich (1970–74 and 1978–83) and Real Madrid (1974–78), with one season playing for Eintracht Braunschweig. His early success was as a free roaming left back, as likely to score from the right midfield as to stop an attacker in his own penalty area. Later in his career he moved to midfield and became one of the top midfielders through the early 1980s.

1972

During his club career, Breitner won seven National Championships with Bayern Munich (1972, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1981) and Real Madrid (1975, 1976), the Champions' Cup (1974) as well as the German (1971, 1982) and Spanish Cups (1975). During his spell with Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and he formed such a formidable one-two-punch that they were often called Breitnigge.

1974

Breitner was an integral part of the West Germany team that won the 1974 FIFA World Cup, scoring in the final. He also scored in the final of the 1982 World Cup, making him one of only four players to have scored in two different World Cup final matches, the others being Pelé, Vavá and Zinedine Zidane.

1982

Outside the pitch, Breitner was often decried by more traditional fans in Germany for his "revolutionary" attitude and his tendency for voicing strong opinions on political and social issues, especially during a time when Germany was still divided by the Berlin Wall. He was infamously seen bringing Mao Zedong's "little red book" to training. Before the 1982 World Cup held in Spain, he caused a major uproar in Germany when he accepted an offer by a German cosmetics company to pay him the – what many Germans regarded at that time as a "scandalously high" – sum of 150,000 Deutsche Mark if he shaved off his fluffy full beard, used their fragrance and advertised for the company. He further infuriated many fans with his move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, then associated with Caudillo General Franco. Breitner returned to Germany after a successful spell in Madrid and retired as a player in 1983.

1998

In 1998, Breitner was announced as the new national coach by DFB President Egidius Braun. However, after some steam from fellow association officials, Braun reconsidered 17 hours later, making Breitner the infamous 17 Hours Bundestrainer.

2004

One of the greatest German players of all time, Breitner was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Time Team, and was named by Pelé one of the top 125 greatest living footballers at a FIFA Awards ceremony in 2004. Breitner has been working as a commentator, pundit and columnist in Germany since retiring and is also an advisor to the Bayern management board.

2007

Today, Breitner mainly works as a TV pundit and newspaper columnist. In March 2007 he entered into a contract with FC Bayern Munich and acts as an advisor on various issues. He occasionally still plays for the Bayern All-stars in charity games, captaining the team on several occasions.