FC Bayern mourns the passing of Kurt Hegerich

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FC Bayern Munich is mourning the death of long-time treasurer Kurt Hegerich. The honorary member passed away at the age of 88. Hegerich shaped the club in several roles from his arrival in 1966 to 1994. As well as treasurer, the Munich native was also secretary, managing director of FC Bayern Sport GmbH and sat on the advisory board. He was named an honorary FC Bayern member in 1994 and is survived by his wife and three children.

President Herbert Hainer: "In Kurt Hegerich, FC Bayern has lost a man who helped shape our club in various positions over many decades. He was always one of those immensely important people who gave absolutely everything, with all their strength and energy, so FC Bayern can be the club our fans love. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife, children and all his relatives. FC Bayern will always honour the memory of Kurt Hegerich."

CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge:"The death of Kurt Hegerich has deeply moved me. Kurt was a hugely important man for FC Bayern. He was responsible for the finances of our club for many years, being very prudent, extremely reliable and having an instinctive feeling. He was involved in many decisions that laid the foundations for today's FC Bayern. I personally worked closely with him, especially during my time as FC Bayern vice-president during the 90s, and they were fond times. Kurt will forever remain in our memory as a fine person, as a gentleman."

Honorary president Uli Hoeneß:"Kurt Hegerich provided invaluable services to FC Bayern during the important phase in which the football club had to be set up as a company. With his experience as a successful entrepreneur, he was an enormously important advisor -- for me and for us all. For example, I'll never forget the negations for Adolfo Valencia, which started in Madrid and only ended three days later in Munich. Kurt Hegerich was by our side the entire time. He was reliable, a strong negotiator, and always carried FC Bayern in his heart. We'll miss him very much."

Since the office of treasurer no longer existed after the restructuring of the FCB presidium, Kurt Hegerich was the past person to hold the position at the club. Ahead of his election as treasurer in 1985, he said, "I certainly wouldn't act as a 'brakeman', but would always combine sporting necessities with an entrepreneurial and economically sound basis. Our goal is to be champions of Germany or Europe, but winning a title with a mountain of debt would be out of the question for me."