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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

ECA representative

Nationality: German
Date of birth: 25 September 1955
Executive Committee member since: 2021

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was born on 25 September 1955, and joined FC Bayern München from Lippstadt in 1974. The German international played for the club professionally until moving to Internazionale in 1984. During his active footballing career he scored 162 goals in 310 Bundesliga appearances and collected Intercontinental Cup (1976), European Cup (1975, 1976), Bundesliga (1980, 1981), DFB-Cup (1982, 1984) and UEFA European Championship (1980) winner's medals, as well as two World Cup runners-up medals (1982, 1986) and two European Player of the Year awards (1980, 1981).

An honorary captain of Bayern, Rummenigge was vice-president from 1991 to 2002. As chairman of the club, he is responsible for management control and communication, representation in national and international committees, and coordination with the supervisory board.

In addition, the Bayern chairman was appointed the first-ever chairman of the European Club Association (ECA) in 2008. He held this position until 2017, achieving considerable success on behalf of members and establishing ECA as the ‘voice of the clubs’ during his nine years in office. Rummenigge was appointed ECA honorary chairman in 2017 on the occasion of the 19th ECA general assembly in Geneva. He became a full member of the Executive Committee in his capacity as a European Club Association (ECA) representative in April 2021.