Article top media content
Date of birth: 6 July 1961
FIFA Council member since: 5 April 2023
Bernd Neuendorf was elected president of the German Football Association (DFB) in March 2022, having previously served as president of the Mittelrhein FA.
After studying modern history and politics at university, he worked as a journalist with a focus on political affairs. In 2003 he became spokesman of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), first in Berlin and then in his home state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It was here where he took the position of managing director of the SPD in 2007. Five years later he was appointed state secretary in the government of North Rhine Westphalia responsible for family, youth, children, culture and sport. He then orientated his professional life towards his life-long love of football.