Heribert Bruchhagen with Frankfurt in 2011.
|Date of birth||4 September 1948|
|Place of birth||Düsseldorf-Derendorf, West Germany|
|Hamburg SV (chairman)|
|1988–1992||Schalke 04 (commercial manager)|
|1992–1995||Hamburger SV (commercial manager)|
|1998–2001||Arminia Bielefeld (commercial manager)|
|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.
From 1988 until 1992 he was general manager at FC Schalke 04. From 1992 until 1995 he worked in the same position for Hamburg and from 1998 until 2001 for Arminia Bielefeld. After that stint, Bruchhagen was CEO for competition at the Deutsche Fußball Liga.
As an active player Heribert Bruchhagen played from 1968 until 1982 for DJK Gütersloh, which he subsequently managed from 1982 until 1988. After that he had a short managing stint with SC Verl, before moving to Schalke 04.
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.