|Ivo Wolfgang Eduard Schricker|
|3rd General Secretary of FIFA|
|Preceded by||Carl Anton Wilhelm Hirschman|
|Succeeded by||Kurt Gassmann|
|Born||Ivo Wolfgang Eduard Schricker
March 18, 1877
January 10, 1962 (aged 84)|
Association football career
Dr. Ivo Wolfgang Eduard Schricker (18 March 1877 in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine – 10 January 1962 in Zürich, Switzerland) was a German footballer and the 3rd General Secretary of FIFA, serving from 1932 to 1951 upon his resignation.
He, and his brother Erwin (22 August 1878 – 20 October 1914, killed in action) played at Strassburger FK 1890, Karlsruher Kickers, FV Straßburg and, while studying in Berlin, Akademischer SC 1893 Berlin. With Karlsruher FV he became South German champion several times. In 1899 he was among the best players in the first—still unofficial—game against a team from England, and in September 1901, he also played in London.
His home town, Strasbourg in Alsace, was after World War I annexed to France again. After retirement as player, Schricker served from 1923 to 1925 as president of the South German association (Süddeutscher Fußball-Verband).
He moved to Zürich in Switzerland, a central and conveniently located place that fitted FIFA needs well when a permanent office was set up. Ivo Schricker became the organisation's first employee, and was appointed Permanent Secretary in 1931, working in a 30 square metre apartment at Bahnhofstrasse 77 that remained the home of football's governing body until 1954. From 1948 onwards, he was supported by secretary Marta Kurmann.
- Henry Wahlig: Dr. Ivo Schricker. Ein Deutscher in Diensten des Weltfußballs, in: Lorenz Peiffer / Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling (Hg.): Hakenkreuz und rundes Leder. Fußball im Nationalsozialismus, S. 197 – 206, Göttingen 2008 
- Photo of 1895 Karlsruher Kickers, Ivo Schricker sitting on the left next to his brother Erwin, in Ernst Otto Bräunche: Sport in Karlsruhe: Von den Anfängen bis heute ISBN 3-88190-440-9
- William J. Murray, Bill Murray: Football: A History of the World Game, Scolar Press, 1994 ISBN 1-85928-091-9 
- Peter J. Beck: Scoring for Britain