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Matthias Voigt

Published: Thursday 29 March 2012, 15.11CET
Matthias Voigt
LFV president Matthias Voigt ©LFV
Published: Thursday 29 March 2012, 15.11CET

Matthias Voigt

Nationality: German
Date of birth: 17 June 1955
Association president since: 2012

• Matthias Voigt has been a passionate hobby footballer since his early youth. A knee injury meant an early end to his playing days, but he quickly found that a career as a football official also suited him. He lives in Triesenberg with his family.

• From 2008 until 2012 he was vice-president of FC Triesenberg. In 2011, Voigt was elected as vice-president of the Liechtenstein Football Association (LFV) and in March 2012, he became president at the delegates’ meeting. A selfemployed entrepeneur, he worked in financial services and corporate consulting, and was president of the Liechtenstein Investment Fund Association for 12 years until February 2012.

• Voigt is especially keen on improving the grassroots aspect of the game in Liechtenstein: "We need to assume that over the short or long term, we will have less youngsters playing football. There are seven clubs in our country which require youth teams and also have a need to nurture them. They have a socio-political responsibility. We need to make sure football remains attractive and ensure that boys and girls keep on coming to play football. We also need to work out special structures which will help us to develop talents further and get them to an elite level."

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