Uli Hoeneß was elected FC Bayern München eV president for the second time at the club's Annual General Meeting on 25 November 2016. Since February 2017 he has also been the chairman of FC Bayern München AG. The former FC Bayern general manager and chairman was previously president from 2009 to 2014, but in March 2017 stepped down from all positions.
As an FC Bayern player (1970-79) Hoeneß won the 1976 Intercontinental Cup, the European Cup three times, three Bundesliga titles and a DFB Cup. As a West Germany international he also won the 1974 World Cup and 1972 European Championship, as well as competed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
Hoeneß, born in Ulm on 5 January 1952, became the club's general manager at the tender age of 27 in 1979, having made 239 Bundesliga appearances and scored 86 goals. Hoeneß was FC Bayern München AG vice-chairman from 2002 to 2009, responsible for the professional playing section, the junior team, sponsorship, licences and representing the company in the Stadion GmbH.
Uli Hoeneß was seen as a visionary and pioneer in the Bundesliga even during his initial years as general manager, particularly in terms of TV and merchandising. Hoeneß received numerous personal awards: he was named Manager of the Year several times, was presented with the Bavarian Sports Award in 2006, the Bambi in 2009 and the Civil Courage award by the “Bündnis für Kinder” (Alliance for Kids) charity in 2010.
Under Hoeneß as general manager, board member and president, FC Bayern have won a total of 49 trophies, including the Champions League in 2001 and 2013, the Intercontinental Cup in 2001 and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2013, the UEFA Cup in 1996, 20 German championship titles and 11 DFB Cup triumphs. Hoeneß is also a strong proponent of the Bayern basketballers, and his presidency saw a double for them in 2018.