After the death of Egidius Braun, President Thomas Bach has evaluated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), above all, the social commitment of the former President of the German Football Federation (DFB).
“Egidius Braun was the social conscience of German football. He recognized and lived the social responsibility of German Footballs,” said Bach: “He was a wide-prior designer who has always had the future challenges and structures already in mind. Personally, I have the encounters Always appreciated with him and his friendly, honest Council. “
Braun died in the night of Wednesday at the age of 97 years. The Aachener was at the top of the largest single German Footballs association in the world from 1992 to 2001.
More voices for the death of Egidius Braun:
Thomas Bach (IOC President): “Egidius Braun was the social conscience of German football. He has recognized and lived the social responsibility of the German Football. He was a wide-priced designer who always had the future challenges and structures already in mind. Personally I always appreciated the encounters with him and his friendly, honest Council. “
Bernd Neuendorf (DFB President): “Egidius Braun has firmly anchored the social commitment in the DNA and the statute of our association. It is and remains his earnings that the DFB has been involved in many ways with social programs for decades, especially with The Egidius Braun dedicated DFB Foundation, which, among other things, promotes aid projects in Ukraine since 2001. “
Heike Ullrich (designated DFB General Secretary): “We all wear in DFB, its subsidiaries and foundations mourning. As an expression of gratitude and respect, we will stimulate that there is a commemorative minute next weekend in front of all football matches in Germany. Soccer Germany If this way bounds out in front of a great president in the history of our association, which we all are committed to a greatest thanks. “
Stephan Grunwald (DFB treasurer): “As DFB treasurer, Egidius Braun, a total of 15 years, was responsible for the finances of our association and has set standards for responsible businesses in this activity but also responsible dressing trade, which are still the basis of our actions.”
Hans-Joachim Watzke (Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the German Football League): “Egidius Braun was the Grandsigneur of German football. A nationally and internationally respected, world-facing man, who always used for the weaker and has acquired the reputation for many years, Always rely on his word. “
Reinhard Rauball (former DFL President): “With Egidius Braun, a personal friendship has been involved for many years. It was always very impressive to see, with which dedication he has become socially committed. I was once allowed to visit a project for himself that he was with The Egidius Braun Foundation has launched in Mexico and knows exactly that at home and abroad are still talking about something about what he has d1. “