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German soccer league president Werner Hackmann dies at age 59

German soccer league president Werner Hackmann dies at age 59

German soccer league president Werner Hackmann died Sunday, according to the national soccer federation (DFB). He was 59.
Hackmann, who had headed the organization for the 36 first- and second-division clubs since 2000 and was also vice president of the DFB, died Sunday morning of unspecified causes.
"His death is a serious loss for German soccer and the league," DFB president Theo Zwanziger said.
Hackmann started his career in politics and served as Hamburg's state interior minister from 1988-94. In 1997, he joined the board of Hamburger SV.
He is survived by wife Ulla and two children.


Updated : 2021-01-19 02:32 GMT+08:00