Honorary President of FC Bayern Munich, former German footballer, entrepreneur

Uli Hoeness was born in Ulm on 5 January 1952, and has been living with his wife Susi, whom he married in 1973, in Bad Wiessee by Lake Tegernsee since 2006. He has two children and four grandchildren.

As a licensed professional player for FC Bayern Munich (1970 to 1979, 239 Bundesliga games, 86 goals), he won nearly all the main titles in club football: the 1976 Intercontinental Cup, the 1974, 1975, 1976 European Cup, three German championships, and the 1971 DFB-Pokal.

Uli Hoeness became a world champion in 1974 with the German national team, and a European champion in 1972, and also competed in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

Following his active career, he became the Bundesliga’s youngest ever football manager at the age of 27, taking charge of FC Bayern Munich, which he was instrumental in building up financially and at a sporting level to become one of the world’s most successful football clubs.

From 2002 to 2009, Hoeness was the deputy CEO of FC Bayern München AG, where he was responsible for all matters relating to licensed professional players, the junior team, sponsorship, licences, and representing the company within Stadion GmbH. For many years, Uli Hoeness was considered a visionary and pioneer of ideas for the Bundesliga, particularly in the field of television. He was named ‘Manager of the year’ on several occasions, and was a recipient of the 2006 Bayerischer Sportpreis (Bavarian Sports Award) and the Bambi Award in the Business category.

It was Hoeness who brought coaches such as Udo Lattek, Giovanni Trapattoni, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Jürgen Klinsmann, Otto Rehhagel, Louis van Gaal, Felix Magath, Jupp Heynckes and Pep Guardiola to Munich.

In late November 2009, Uli Hoeness left his position as manager of FC Bayern Munich (a role he had held for over 30 years)

After being appointed president of FC Bayern München e. V. and elected onto the supervisory board of FC Bayern München AG at the annual general meeting on 27 November 2009. On 4 March 2020, he was elected as Franz Beckenbauer’s successor in the role of supervisory board chair at a constitutive meeting held by the supervisory board. He remained in both positions until March 2014.

Uli Hoeness was able to celebrate almost 50 titles with the professional team as a manager, director and president, including the 2001 Intercontinental Cup, the 2001 and 2013 Champions League, the 1996 UEFA Europa League, the 2013 UEFA Super Cup, 18 German championships, 11 DFB Pokal wins, 4 DFB Super Cups, and 6 Ligapokal wins.

In addition to his work as football manager, Uli Hoeness teamed up with Werner Weiss to establish the HoWe Wurstwaren KG sausage factory in Nuremberg in 1983. Today, the company is run by his son Florian, and supplies Aldi, Lidl and a number of other food companies right across Europe.

Uli Hoeness is the honorary president of FC Bayern Munich.