Heribert Bruchhagen

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Heribert Bruchhagen
Heribert Bruchhagen im Eintracht Frankfurt Museum 2011.JPG
Heribert Bruchhagen with Frankfurt in 2011.
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-09-04) 4 September 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Düsseldorf-Derendorf, West Germany
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Hamburg SV (chairman)
Youth career
TSG Harsewinkel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1978 DJK Gütersloh
1978–1982 FC Gütersloh
Teams managed
1982–1988 FC Gütersloh
1988 SC Verl
1988–1992 Schalke 04 (commercial manager)
1992–1995 Hamburger SV (commercial manager)
1998–2001 Arminia Bielefeld (commercial manager)
2001–2003 DFB (CEO)
2003–2011 Eintracht Frankfurt (sporting director)
2003 Eintracht Frankfurt (chairman)
2007– DFB (board member)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Heribert Bruchhagen (born 4 September 1948 in Düsseldorf-Derendorf) will be the new chairman of Hamburg SV effective 14 December 2016. He replaces Dietmar Beiersdorfer.

From 1988 until 1992 he was general manager at FC Schalke 04.[1] From 1992 until 1995 he worked in the same position for Hamburg and from 1998 until 2001 for Arminia Bielefeld.[1] After that stint, Bruchhagen was CEO for competition at the Deutsche Fußball Liga.[2]

As an active player Heribert Bruchhagen played from 1968 until 1982 for DJK Gütersloh, which he subsequently managed from 1982 until 1988.[1] After that he had a short managing stint with SC Verl, before moving to Schalke 04.

Bruchhagen is teacher for sports and geography[3] and taught from 1977 until 1986 in Halle, Westphalia.

In August 2007, he was elected to the board of the Bundesliga execution. Bruchhagen is widely known for his eloquent interviews, often criticizing the commercialisation in modern football and does not hesitate to counteract against ones like Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.


  1. ^ a b c "Vorstand" (in German). Eintracht Frankfurt. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Heribert Bruchhagen". bundesliga.de. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Referenten des 3. SPONSORs Medienforum" (in German). sponsors.de. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 

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