WErner Wolf has been elected President of the Bundesliga soccer club 1. FC Köln for another three years. The 66-year-old and his deputies Eckhard Sauren and Carsten Wettich ran unopposed and received 91.82 percent of the votes. Another team had applied in the internal pre-selection, the members’ council had then decided on Wolf, Sauren and Wettich. Only around 1,000 of the 90,000 members entitled to vote were present in the Lanxess Arena; at the election at 10:20 p.m. there were still 827. The club has a total of 123,000 members.
Wolf, formerly the head of a large brewery (“Bitburger”), was elected President in September 2019 to succeed Werner Spinner. Before he took office in 2012, Wolf had held the position on an interim basis for five months after Wolfgang Overath resigned in 2011.