Nationality: Germany
Date of Birth: 3 March 1933
Mother tongue: German
Other Languages: English and French
Place of Residence: Stuttgart, Germany

FIFA Executive Member Since
2002

Occupation
President German Football Federation (since 2001)

Professional Career
After completing his studies at the Freiburg and Heidelberg Universities, Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder took a Law degree in 1959 and soon joined the Ministry of the Interior of the German federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg, to be appointed Permanent Secretary at the State Ministry Baden-Württemberg in 1976.

From 1980 to 1991, he was Minister of Culture and Sports and later headed the Ministry of Finance from 1991 to 1998. A member of the Baden-Württemberg parliament (Landtag) for more than two decades since 1980, Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder was bestowed numerous political functions and offices. At the same time, he represented his native state on the Bundesrat, the upper house of the German Parliament, from 1980 to 1998. Since 2001 he is President of the German Football Association.

Hobbies
Football, skiing, swimming

Most memorable or most important tournament or match:
World Cup Final Switzerland 1954: Germany 3-2 Hungary

All-time favourite goalkeeper:
Oliver Kahn (Germany)

All-time favourite player:
Franz Beckenbauer (Germany)