|Estimated value:||€300 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||footballer|
Uli Hoeneß is a former footballer and longtime manager of FC Bayern Munich who stepped down as its president at the end of 2019. As an active player, he became world and European champion and multiple European Cup winner. As a manager, he formed FC Bayern into one of the most successful football clubs in the world.
Ulrich Hoeneß, as he is actually called, was born in Ulm in 1952 as the son of a butcher. His younger brother Dieter later also became a professional soccer player and also a manager. Like many children back then, he started playing football at an early age. In 1966 he already took part in games for Germany with the student selection and continued through youth national teams of the DFB. After a season as a senior at TSG Ulm 1846, he moved to FC Bayern Munich in 1970.
From then on his career took a steep upward trajectory. In 1972 he was already European champion with the DFB selection and in 1974 world champion. In the same year he also won the European Cup, where two more titles were to follow. He was also German champion in the Bundesliga every year from 1972 to 1974.
The very fast offensive player often scored a lot of goals, but had to pay tribute to his hard work early on with a persistent knee injury. Despite the unsuccessful attempt to gain a foothold as a player at 1. FC Nürnberg, he ended his career as a player in 1979. The second part of his career began just a few weeks later, making him perhaps the most dazzling figure in German football let be.
From 1979 he was the manager of FC Bayern Munich. This was at a time when other clubs had no managers at all. Among other things, he revolutionized the merchandising of his club and was almost always a step ahead of his competitors. During his time as manager – and later as president – FC Bayern Munich won 20 German championship titles, 11 victories in the DFB Cup and, in addition to winning the UEFA Cup in 1996, also two titles in the Champions League.
From 2009 he moved from management to the presidency, but remained the all-important factor in the club. His high esteem, which he also experienced outside of football in Germany, ended abruptly when it came out in 2013 that Uli Hoeneß had evaded several million euros in taxes that he would have had to pay to the German tax authorities in financial transactions with Swiss banks.
Although he was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, he only had to serve half of it. In addition, many criticized this scandalously low judgment, in which he happened to benefit from procedural errors on the part of the court. After his dismissal, he ran again in 2016 as president of FC Bayern Munich, to which he was also elected. In 2019 he finally retired from this role.
In terms of sport, of course, it was winning the World Cup in 1974, even in their own stadium, the Olympic Stadium in Munich. There are also three titles in the European Cup, the forerunner of the Champions League.
As a manager, in addition to building the Allianz Arena, his greatest success is again winning the Champions League twice. This was achieved under his aegis in both 2001 and 2013. In 2001 his club also won the Intercontinental Cup, and in 2013 the successor, the Club World Cup. Overall, however, it is above all FC Bayern Munich’s enduring role as the first title contender in Germany that Uli Hoeneß can regard as his life’s work.
“As long as Kalle Rummenigge and I have something to say here, he won’t even become a greenkeeper in our new stadium” About Lothar Matthäus.
“This is populist shit. It can’t be that we’re being criticized, we’ve been kicking our butts off here for years. Who do you think is funding you? The people from the lodges, from whom we pull the money out of their pockets. You’re responsible for the shitty mood, not us.”
“I will serve the club until I can no longer breathe.”
“He can play for another 100 years, he will never overtake us.” About Christopher Daum.
“Santa Claus has never been an Easter Bunny.”
He met his current wife at the age of 15.
He was the only one of four occupants to survive a private plane crash in the 1980s.
Over the years, a rapprochement has taken place with his former arch-enemies Christoph Daum and Willi Lemke, in which one at least maintains normal contact with one another when meeting one another.
Previously, in 2000, Uli Hoeneß had prevented Christoph Daum from becoming national coach by making drug rumors about Daum public. He felt compelled to have a hair sample, which turned out to be positive.
Uli Hoeneß has been married since 1973 and has two children.
In 1985, Uli Hoeneß and a partner founded a sausage factory in Nuremberg, the proceeds of which have contributed significantly to his current Net Worth.
|Estimated value:||€300 million|