Bernd Neuendorf is the 14th President of the German Football Federation (DFB). The 60-year-old prevailed in the fight match in Bonn against Peter Peters.

Bernd Neuendorf took several hugs in the plenary hall “New York” several hugs, he held his thank-on speech with a bouquet in DFB colors in his hand.

The 60-year-old is the new strong man and is intended to lead the German Football Association as President from the National Crisis into a better future. Neuendorf sat down in the election against his competitor Peter Peters – the association hopes for years full of scandals and mud laughs at a fresh start.

Bernd Neuendorf zum neuen DFB-Präsidenten gewählt

“Many, thank you, the result overwhelms me. That I have so great trust is important and good to know,” said Neuendorf, who has so far unknown in the broad public. He is the 14th president of the association.

On the 44th Ordinary Bundestag in Bonn he secured the clear majority of the votes in the first combat match of DFB history for the office of the Supreme German Football Representative (193: 50).

New DFB President: “We have to hold the store together”

“The football must resume his social and political responsibility,” said Neuendorf in his application speech. In it, he was with a future vision for more diversity and appealed with a view to the constant disputes: “We have to hold together the store. Those who do not participate in cultural change, which will have me as a decisive opponent.”

Neuendorf was already considered a clear favorite prior to choice in the World Conference Center and securely supported the support of the amateur camp with the influential former interim boss Rainer Koch. Peters (59) was started as a candidate of professionals with outsider opportunities. Many pages doubled in advance at the competence of the former financial boss of Schalke 04.

Neuendorf adopts the succession of the Fritz cellar resigned in May 2021. Cellar had to take his hat after he had defamed his then vice chef with a scandalous Nazi comparison. Previously, the DFB had been shaken by a month-long power struggle at the top, which in addition to Keller also fell victim to General Secretary Friedrich Curtius. The controversial chef led the association to February together with Peters interior.

Waiting for Neuendorf work – Koch criticized “media attacks”

Neuendorf (60) moved to politics after several stations in Journalism in 2003. He worked, among other things, as spokesman for the SPD, was five years of Secretary of State in the Family Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia from 2012. In June 2019 he was elected President of the Football Association Mittelrhein (FVM), now he settles the office.

It is clear: he expects a lot of work, a task at which the presidents most recently failed. Like cellars, Reinhard Grindel and Wolfgang Niersbach had to decline prematurely. Power struggles, scandals, affairs, raids, criminal proceedings and returns have severely shaken the credibility of the DFB. The image is desastrous.

Cook, which was most recently attacked by three ex-presidents, defended himself. “The work in the DFB is much better than her medial reputation,” said the continuous functional that criticized the “medial attacks”. The outgoing treasurer Stephan Osnabergge, who was involved in the chef side in the power struggle, spoke in a remarkable media-scared of a “merciless man hunt” and “Hetzartikeln”.

BVB BOSS and DFL Supervisory Board Watzke promotes cooperation

Hans-Joachim Watzke, the new Supervisory Board of the German Football League (DFL), was a better cooperation between DFB and DFL. “If we continue to lose DFB and DFL, two trains, the German football will lose dramatically,” he said. Next year, the renegotiation of the basic contract is attributable.

For this purpose, the financial situation of the DFB is tensioned by the costs for the new construction of the campus, tax payments or the pandemic. In addition, Neuendorf has to deal with the women’s initiative “Football can find more” to find Katja Kraus, who had waived a sharp criticism on its own candidacy.

The positions in the international committees does not want to occupy Neuendorf personally. Instead, he will play in the controversial personal details on time and cook (up to 2025) in the Executive Committee of the European Football Union (UEFA) and Peters (until 2024) in the Council of the World Association FIFA.

Facts created the delegates at the Personalie Gerhard Schröder. The DFB deprived of the Alt-Chancellor the honorary membership because of its proximity to Russia.