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99.6 percent in favour

Karl Hopfner elected FC Bayern president

Seven weeks after Uli Hoeneß’s resignation FC Bayern München has a new president. At an Extraordinary General Meeting at the Audi Dome on Friday, Karl Hopfner was elected to the post until the 2016 Annual General Meeting with 99.6 percent of the votes cast (1,593 members in attendance, five dissenting votes, one abstention). The FC Bayern advisory board had proposed the former senior vice-president to succeed Hoeneß.

“Thank you for this huge show of faith. I will exercise this office with passion and a big heart, just as I have in over 31 years in a wide variety of positions,” responded Hopfner, “I’m proud to be part of the Bayern family and will always work for the well-being of FC Bayern München.”

The meeting also near-unanimously endorsed Rudolf Schels as the new senior vice-president, with his previous post as deputy vice-president to be assumed by Professor Dr. Dieter Mayer. “The club now has a fantastic executive committee,” said Hoeneß, who resigned the positions of president and supervisory board chairman on 14 March and bade farewell to the membership on Friday.