FC Bayern mourns the passing of long-time president Willi O. Hoffmann

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FC Bayern is mourning the passing of its long-time president Willi O. Hoffmann, who passed away today in Munich at the age of 92. The Munich native spent a total of 27 years at the top of Bayern management, first as secretary and treasurer, then leading the club as president from 1979 to 1985. He was later a member of the advisory board. His nickname ‘Champagne Willi’ became legendary.

FC Bayern president Herbert Hainer: “The Bayern family is in mourning at the passing of Willi O. Hoffmann, who more than earned his place in the history of FC Bayern. He laid the foundation during a difficult period for the club for FC Bayern to become one of the most successful in the world. We’ll never forget him, we’ll honour his memory and are united in mourning with his family.”

FC Bayern honorary president Uli Hoeneß: “We’ve lost a person in Willi O. Hoffmann who always carried FC Bayern in his heart. He always approached tasks positively and made an important contribution to the development of FC Bayern with his optimism.”

With Hoffmann as president, FC Bayern won the Bundesliga and DFB Cup twice each, and reached the final of the European Cup against Aston Villa in 1982.

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