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Carmen Pfaff, not to mention meager pension of Jean-Marie: So dwíngen him to continue to work
Showbiz recently know Jean-Marie Pfaff (65) on which pension he from January 1, is entitled. And with that amount of money, the former football player and his wife, Carmen (62) their thoughts. “We will be careful”, says that last-in, Day-All, “and think about some expenses.”

“We have the preliminary calculation already made,” says Carmen. “Jean-Marie is a pension, yes, but ’t is not to about to home to writing. We can be there twice for dinner, say. And that for someone who is all of fifteen works and always neatly z " n contributions were paid.”

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One - not insignificant - prospect have the Pfaffs. The German pension, that Jean-Marie built up during his years at Bayern Munich, has to be added to the amount. “But there also have all the paperwork still to be arranged. We have temporary, no security,” said Carmen. “Well, so dwíngen they Jean-Marie to continue to work, hey.”


That last is Jean-Marie. On the one hand, by its many (foreign) lectures to continue to do, but recently also by a remarkable idea of the family. Jean-Marie and Carmen bought a bus that long service has done for the Audi racing team.

“A serious cost, that is certainly,” says Carmen. “But we are trying to recover from the bus to rent. There is a driver feature, but you can also get Jean-Marie books as a driver. So is he still among the people. That seems to me to be better for him always to stay at home and for me to take care. (Carmen is suffering for years from osteoporosis, ed.).”


Jean-Marie is looking forward to his old dream: “Buses have always fascinated me, I took already a busrijbewijs on my 20th. At the wheel of my colossus, I am completely zen.”

And the concept is catching on: “I get daily phone calls. Of people who go to a werkseminarie, a gang that is Paris-Roubaix draws or even a group to a mosselfestijn want to go”, continues Jean-Marie. “That I do by the way with pleasure. I am a man of the people, hey. Under the people will come in my long life.”

For Carmen itself is for some years very difficult. Because of her osteoporosis, her so limited in her activities, she was 60 percent disabled declared. “I dared to me in the beginning have to feel guilty because I benefit get,” she says. “But it is necessary, I will save that money to use for medical procedures, that is definitely still to come.”

Just stay at home

instead of spend their old age can enjoy, it is now so you can drive and look at Jean-Marie and Carmen Pfaff. A bit strange, anyway, for whom Jean-Marie career looks over. The legendary goalkeeper made after his career at SK Beveren five years, the beautiful weather in the European football club Bayern Munich, of which he is undoubtedly more than adequately paid for.

After his active football career was Jean-Marie in business - he made Flanders is familiar with the phenomenon of ‘hemdskragen with advertising on’. In addition, he and his family ten years, the subject of the popular reality-soap ‘The Pfaffs’ on VTM, making them also good explained.

thus, It is unlikely that Jean-Marie and Carmen, in spite of his meager pension to pay, to the bedelstaf will hit. “But we will still have to be careful,” says Carmen. “And to think about certain expenses. Even just staying at home on a beautiful day in place of a terrace. Well, ’t is now.”


The 65th birthday of Jean-Marie results in a very different way to resentment. Two towns quarrel about the question who is the former voetbalvedette to a freeman may appoint. So is there Brasschaat, where Jean-Marie for years lives. “If there is someone who Brasschaat on the world map has been, he is,” said mayor Jan Jambon. In Beveren, where Jean-Marie of his first steps as the goalkeeper put, they responded surprised. “They're still not in Brasschaat do, surely? Pfaff is a real Bevernaar”, according to first deputy Johan Smet. In Jean-Marie geboortegemeente Lebbeke is the plan to have him in the flowers, to convert meanwhile to the fridge made.

For Jean-Marie himself, it does not matter: “They are all three in my heart. I am a man of the people who have given much in his life. Now I have so much honor refunds, I consider as a wonderful gift.”

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