Uli Hoeneß named sixth FC Bayern honorary president
"I apply for Uli Hoeneß to be named sixth FC Bayern honorary president," new FC Bayern president Herbert Hainer said at the Annual General Meeting and was greeted with thunderous applause and cheering at the Olympic Hall. Hainer had put on a Hoeneß jersey in honour of the former world-class forward, presenting the longstanding face of FC Bayern with a certificate of appointment as honorary president.
"I'm incredibly glad to be this club's honorary president, and I'll do everything to live up to this honour," said a moved Uli Hoeneß, who is the sixth man to hold the office after Franz John, Siegfried Herrmann, Kurt Landauer, Wilhelm Neudecker and Franz Beckenbauer.
Uli Hoeneß' name continues to be closely tied to FC Bayern. The 67-year-old worked passionately for the German record champions as player, general manager, director and president, turning FC Bayern into a global brand and the world's biggest sports club.