FC Bayern in mourning for Hoffenheim president Peter Hofmann


German football is mourning the loss of TSG president Peter Hofmann, who shaped 1899 Hoffenheim for five decades and was re-elected as chairman by the members eight times. Hofmann was the longest-serving president of all Bundesliga football clubs. FC Bayern's thoughts are with his family and relatives.

"The Bundesliga has lost a big personality"

Herbert Hainer

FC Bayern president Herbert Hainer: "The Bundesliga has lost a big personality. Hofmann was loyal to his club for more than five decades and had an enormous influence on its development. The name Peter Hofmann will always be associated with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. He'll be missed by the whole of German football."

FC Bayern executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: "Peter Hofmann was decisive in guiding TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on their long journey to the Bundesliga and played a major role in their continuous rise. Under his leadership, the club grew from several hundred to over 10,000 members. He was always a very pleasant, fair and reliable partner in discussions. We are all united in mourning with his relatives and the club he loved."

Treble-winning coach Hansi Flick (centre) in 2017 on his appointment as TSG general manager together with President Peter Hofmann (right) and TSG partner Dietmar Hopp.

Head coach Hansi Flick, who trained TSG Hoffenheim from 2000 to 2005 and was general manager there in 2017/2018: "Peter Hofmann always had time for everyone. He was TSG Hoffenheim. Because of his personality he had an enormously unifying effect within the club. He became a good family friend. We have close ties with the family and our thoughts are with his loved ones."

Hofmann died on Friday at the age of 61 after a serious illness. He is survived by his wife Margarete and son Marco.