FC Bayern mourns the passing of Werner Weiß
FC Bayern mourns the passing of honorary member Werner Weiß, who has died at the age of 94 in Munich. Weiß joined the record champions in 1947 and held roles as a player, coach and advisor over 50 years with the club. Amongst other things, he coached club legends like Franz Beckenbauer, Sepp Maier, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeckand Peter Kupferschmidt at youth level, before they took their final steps into the world of football under his brother Rudi Weiß.
President Herbert Hainer: "In Werner Weiß, FC Bayern has lost one of many characters who have achieved great things without being in the spotlight. A club can never succeed without men like Werner Weiß, who worked tirelessly for Bayern for over 50 years. We'll be forever thankful to him and always maintain his memory. Our thoughts go out to his family."
Weiß was involved in the development of youth players at Bayern for a number of generations, helping to bring through the likes of Stephan Beckenbauer, Thomas Kastenmaier, Markus Babel, Max Eberl and more. The Weiß family as a whole has served Bayern in a huge way. His father Anton, another honorary member, was a youth coach from 1947 to 1970, while his brother Rudi, an honorary member and member of the honorary committee, was one of the defining coaches in the Bayern youth department in the same era.
Weiß held the membership number 6, and FC Bayern's sympathy goes out to the relatives of the man who held various roles at the club from 1947 to 1997. He was named an honorary member in 2007 thanks to his great service.