Jupp Heynckes: Portrait of a legend

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Flying high

Bayern Munich's players know who they have to thank after the 2013 German Cup final. Coach Jupp Heynckes led them to a 3-2 win over VfB Stuttgart to seal an historic treble.

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Mr. Treble

Nothing else left to win! Bayern Munich's 2013 treble was the greatest achievement in the club's illustrious history. Under Jupp Heynckes, they won the Bundesliga, the German Cup and the Champions League.

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Retirement

One, two, three - and out! After winning the treble, the then 68-year-old Heynckes hung up his coaching boots. "I want to have some privacy for the time being," he said. "I want to enjoy my life and I don't intend to coach again."

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Goalscorer

In his 70s heyday, Heynckes (second from right) was one of Germany's most prolific strikers. His goals fired Borussia Mönchengladbach to four Bundesliga titles, the German Cup and the UEFA Cup. He won the Bundesliga golden boot twice.

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World and European champion

Heynckes had international success, too. He won the European Championship in 1972 followed by the World Cup in 1974 in West Germany.

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Coaching success

Heynckes took on his first coaching role with Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1979 and took over at Bayern Munich for the first time in 1989, winning the Bundesliga in his first two seasons.

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Friendship

Heynckes was dismissed by Bayern in 1991, a decision which club president Uli Hoeness, then team manager, later called "the biggest mistake" of his career. Since then, the two men have been bound by a deep friendship and Heynckes has responded to Hoeness' call on more than one occasion.

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Fired as a champion

Heynckes won his first international title as a coach with Real Madrid in 1998 when he led the Spanish giants to Champions Leagie glory, beating Juventus 1-0 in the final. Despite the triumph, "Donn Jupp" was still sacked.

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European champion again

After a short spell as caretaker coach in 2009 between Jürgen Klinsmann and Louis van Gaal, Heynckes took over Bayern Munich again on a permament basis in 2011. Two years later, he lifted the Champions League trophy for a second time after his team beat Borussia Dortmund in an all-German final at Wembley.

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Over 1,000 Bundesliga matches

Heynckes has experienced more Bavarian beer showers than most - here being soaked by Anatoli Timoschtschuk. In Bayern's all-conquering treble season in 2012/13, he broke the magic 1,000 mark for Bundesliga appearances as both player and coach.

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FIFA World Coach of the Year

After winning the treble with Bayern and going into retirement (temporarily, as it's turned out!), Heynckes was crowned FIFA World Coach of the Year 2013. And you'd be hard pressed to find someone who thought it wasn't well deserved.

As a player, Jupp Heynckes celebrated his greatest successes with Borussia Mönchengladbach. As a coach, he returned to Bayern Munich time and time again - and now again for a fourth time.