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Uli Hoeness: Sports & Business, the Global Development of Sports

Uli Hoeness was born in Ulm on January 5, 1952, and has lived in Bad Wiessee on Lake Tegernsee since 2006 with his wife Susi, to whom he has been married since 1973. He has two children and 4 grandchildren.

As a licensed player for FC Bayern (1970 to 1979, 239 Bundeliga games, 86 goals), he won almost all the important titles in club soccer - World Cup winner in 1976, European Cup winner of the national champions in 1974, 1975, 1976, German champion three times, DFB Cup winner in 1971. With the German national team, Uli Hoeness became world champion in 1974 and European champion in 1972, and also took part in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

After his active career, he became the youngest soccer manager in the Bundesliga at the age of 27. He took over management at FC Bayern Munich and played a major role in developing the club into one of the world's most successful soccer clubs, both financially and athletically. From 2002 to 2009, Uli Hoeness held the position of Deputy Chairman of the AG, where he was responsible for all matters relating to licensed players, the Junior Team, sponsorship, licenses and representing the AG in Stadion GmbH. For many years, Uli Hoeness was regarded as a visionary and pioneer of ideas in the Bundesliga, especially in the TV sector. He was named "Manager of the Year" several times and was awarded the 2006 Bavarian Sports Award and the Bambi in the business category.

Uli Hoeness brought coaches such as Udo Lattek, Giovanni Trapattoni, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Jürgen Klinsmann, Otto Rehhagel, Louis van Gaal, Felix Magath, Jupp Heynckes and Pep Guardiola to Munich. At the end of November 2009, Uli Hoeness ended his 30-year tenure as manager of FC Bayern München, having been elected president of FC Bayern München e. V. and a member of the supervisory board of FC Bayern München AG at the annual general meeting on November 27, 2009. On March 4, 2010, he was elected to succeed Franz Beckenbauer as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at a constituent meeting of the Supervisory Board. He held both offices until March 2014.

As manager, board member and president, Uli Hoeness celebrated a total of almost 50 titles with the professional team, including the World Cup in 2001, the Champions League in 2001 and 2013, the UEFA Cup in 1996, the UEFA Super Cup in 2013, as well as 18 German championships, 11 DFB Cup victories, 4 DFB Super Cup victories and 6 League Cup victories.

In addition to his work as a soccer manager, Uli Hoeness founded the sausage factory HoWe Wurstwaren KG in Nuremberg together with Werner Weiß in 1983. Today, the company is run by his son Florian as managing director. Among others, the company supplies Aldi and Lidl as well as numerous other food companies throughout Europe.

Uli Hoeness is honorary president of FC Bayern Munich.

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