Christian Seifert

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Christian Seifert
Born (1969-05-08) 8 May 1969 (age 50)
EducationUniversity of Duisburg-Essen
Years active2005–present
Known forCEO of the Deutsche Fußball Liga

Christian Seifert (born 8 May 1969, in Rastatt) is CEO of the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), a member of the League Board and Vice President of the German Football Association (German: Deuscher Fuball-Bund, DFB). He is also Vice Chairman of the Board of the Bundesliga-Stiftung (Bundesliga Foundation) and spokesperson for the Initiative Profisport Deutschland (IPD).


Seifert graduated from the technical high school in Rastatt in 1988. At the University of Duisburg-Essen, he studied Communication studies, Marketing and Sociology from 1991 to 1995. From 1995 to 1998 Seifert worked for MGM MediaGruppe München, where he rose to head of product management. From 1998 to 2000 Seifert was Director of Marketing in Central Europe for MTV Networks. From 2000 to 2005 Seifert was Member of the Board of KarstadtQuelle New Media AG; and CEO there from 2004.[1]

Football official[edit]

Since 1 July 2005, Seifert has been CEO of DFL German Football League and vice-president of the DFB. In the management of DFL, Seifert is, among other things, responsible for the strategic direction of the DFL. He is a member of the League Board since 7 August 2007. In 2009, Seifert was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Bundesliga Foundation, and is spokesman for the IPD Initiative Profisport Deutschland (Professional Sports Initiative Germany) since November 2009.[2]

Seifert also serves as the chairman of the World Leagues Forum.[3]


  1. ^ "Profil Christian Seifert" (in German). DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  2. ^ "Kopfe der IPD" (in German). Initiative Profisport Deutschland. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  3. ^ "MLS Commissioner Don Garber appointed Vice-Chairman of World Leagues Forum". 30 November 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.