Ex-President died: FC Bayern mourns "Champagne-Willi" – Uli Hoeneß commemorates emotionally
Created: 08/10/2022, 09:50
By: Patrick Mayer
Willi O. Hoffmann, ex-president of FC Bayern Munich, is dead. The German record champions announced this on Tuesday.
Uli Hoeneß is moved.
Munich – FC Bayern Munich mourns the loss of its former president Willi O. Hoffmann.
As the German Bundesliga record champions announced, the native of Munich died on Tuesday (9 August) in the Bavarian capital.
Hoffman was 92 years old.
Willi O. Hoffmann died: FC Bayern mourns the ex-president
Between April 24, 1979 and October 9, 1985, the Sendling-born football official was President of Bavaria.
During this time he won the German Championship and the DFB Cup twice with today's Bundesliga giants.
He also reached the European Cup final with Munich in 1982 against Aston Villa (0-1).
In a statement from the club, Uli Hoeneß mourns the loss of his former companion: "In Willi O. Hoffmann we are losing a person who always carried FC Bayern in his heart.
He always approached all tasks positively and made an important contribution to the development of FC Bayern with his optimism.” had to end his career due to a persistent knee injury.
Willi O. Hoffmann died: President of FC Bayern became known as "Champagne-Willi".
Hoffmann was known for celebrating Munich's victories particularly extensively and was therefore given the nickname "Champagne-Willi" by the media from the Isar metropolis.
Presidents of FC Bayern:
Willi O. Hoffman
1979 to 1985
1985 to 1994
1994 to 2009
2009 to 2014
2014 to 2016
2016 to 2019
The Bavarians write in their obituary: "His nickname 'Champagne-Willi' became legendary."
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Current FCB President Herbert Hainer said of Hoffmann's death: "The Bayern family mourns the loss of Willi O. Hoffmann, who has more than earned his place in the history of FC Bayern.
In what was a difficult phase for the club at the time, he laid the foundation for FC Bayern to become one of the most successful clubs in the world.
We will never forget him, we will honor his memory and we are united with his family in mourning.” Hoffmann worked for a total of 27 years as an official on Säbener Strasse in his hometown of Munich.
First he was secretary and treasurer of the association, then president, then he was a member of the administrative advisory board.
Now the Bayern family says goodbye to their "champagne will".