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At 1.23 o’clock the time had come: Carsten Wettich (41) can cross out the “interim” in front of the Vice-President and is now an elected member of the board of directors of 1. FC Köln.

  • Members of 1. FC Köln elect Wettich as vice-president
  • Statute proposals postponed to next meeting
  • Carsten Wettich has broad support from the advisory board and members’ council

Exactly 2065 members voted early Friday morning (June 18) for Wettich as vice next to President Werner Wolf (64) and the second deputy Eckhard Sauren (49). Wettich thus united almost 70 percent of the members who were still present, and a good 900 members voted against him. The first virtual general meeting was not over until some time later.

Well after midnight: Carsten Wettich elected FC vice-president

But the runner-up was the final highlight of a long evening. The members of 1. FC Köln had been meeting virtually since 6 p.m. It had taken around two hours for the first procedural request. In their speeches, both President Wolf and his vice-colleague Sauren had promoted the business lawyer as the third member of the board.

Committee bosses Kim and Souque promote Carsten Wettich

Members’ council leader Ho-Yeon Kim (42) justified the election proposal in a fiery speech for his long-time companion. And advisory board chief Lionel Souque (49), chairman of the board of main sponsor REWE, had spoken out in favor of Wettich and promoted “continuity and stability”.

Souque: “We stayed in the league, we don’t have to look back on everything, we have a strong youth team and a great coaching team, the fans are coming back. We all have to pull together. I have known Carsten Wettich for many years, he has a total identification with our club. “

Carsten Wettich: “Stand for a self-determined 1. FC Köln”

The proposal was also followed by the members, who a little later, tired, postponed the discussions and votes on possible amendments to the statutes to the next general meeting in autumn.

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Wettich happily accepted his choice: “I stand for a self-determined FC. I want to show that more is possible with FC. Others can talk better than me, but I can do. And that’s what it’s all about now. In a year and a half you can measure me against my performance. “

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