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Happy birthday, Uli Hoeneß!

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Uli Hoeneß became a legend at FC Bayern as a player. The world-class striker was a three-time European Cup winner with FC Bayern, and in the first win in 1974, he also played a key role with two goals in the final against Atlético Madrid. At the end of his playing career, in tandem with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, he led FCB to the top of world football as general manager and president. Today, Tuesday, our honorary president celebrates his 69th birthday and FC Bayern wish him many happy returns.

The film ’Servus Uli – A life dedicated to FC Bayern’ highlights the input from the club legend 👇

Hoeneß stepped down from his posts at the record champions in November 2019 and is now enjoying a well-deserved retirement on the Tegernsee. The success of recent years remains closely entwined with his name. The World Cup and European Championship winner succeeded in clearing the debts at FC Bayern and attracted world-class players to Munich. With Hoeneß in charge, FCB twice won the Champions League (2001, 2013). Beyond that, Hoeneß personified 'Mia san Mia' and established the family atmosphere at the biggest sports club in the world.

Uli Hoeneß won ten titles as a player. We look back at his all too short career curtailed by injury:

 

And honours kept coming as a club manager as the images show:

 

Herbert Hainer succeeded Uli Hoeneß as president of FC Bayern in November 2019. We spoke to him about his expectations for 2021:

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