Football



People
Franz Beckenbauer in 1976: In that year he became European Champion, European Cup Winner, Intercontinental Cup Winner and Footballer of the Year in Germany and Europe.
As a footballer and coach, Franz Beckenbauer was a shining light. After investigations around the awarding of the World Cup 2006 as well as health setbacks, things have recently become quieter around the "Kaiser". On his 75th birthday ISPO.com commemorates Beckenbauer's greatest stations and successes as a player and coach.

People
Tragedies, falls and an assassination attempt - despite severe setbacks, athletes and clubs have managed to get back on their feet. ISPO.com presents impressive comebacks in sports history.


Sports business
The top earner in the Forbes Ranking 2020: Naomi Osaka.
Forbes has published a list of the top earning female athletes in 2020. The top 10 are dominated by no less than nine tennis players. For the first time in years, Serena Williams is not the top athlete.


People
Especially for athletes, showing attitude can be a disadvantage in the fight for victories, medals or new contracts. Nevertheless, several athletes stand up for values time and again. ISPO.com honours them in this gallery.

Sports business
The German Basketball Bundesliga was able to end its season despite Corona with a newly developed tournament mode.
In view of Covid-19, sports clubs and associations have found creative solutions to run leagues and events - from new tournament formats to unusual cooperations. But the crisis is not over yet: Amateur sport is suffering from the restrictions - and without fans, things will get complicated even for the professionals.