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Egidius Braun
Ex-DFB President died at the age of 97

Egidius Braun was DFB President from 1992 to 2001.

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Egidius Braun is dead. The former president of the DFB died in his hometown of Aachen at the age of 97.

The football world mourns the loss of Egidius Braun (1925-2022). The former president of the German Football Association (DFB) died on Wednesday night (March 16) at the age of 97. The association announced this on its official website. Accordingly, the Honorary President died in his hometown of Aachen.

Braun had been treasurer at the DFB since 1977 and succeeded Hermann Neuberger as president in 1992, who died of cancer in the same year. Braun was followed in 2001 by Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder. After Braun had resigned from office for health reasons, he was appointed Honorary President. The Egidius Braun Foundation was also established.

Bernd Neuendorf (60), who was only elected the new DFB President on March 11, 2022, is quoted as saying: “Today is a sad day for all footballers in Germany and Europe. With Egidius Braun we are losing a special person who used the possibilities of football to help those who need support and attention.” Above all, the well-being of needy children and young people has always been important to Braun.

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DFB general secretary Heike Ullrich states that they want to “suggest that there is a minute’s silence before all football games in Germany next weekend”.

Entrepreneur Braun has been committed to charitable causes and against racism throughout his life – in and outside of football. Among other things, he was awarded the Great Federal Cross of Merit with Star and Ribbon for his commitment.

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