Born: 23 September 1943 in Siegburg (Germany).
Current position: president of Cologne (since 2004).
Playing career: 1953-1962: SV Siegburg 04. 1962-1977: Cologne
Honours as a player: World Cup winner 1974; World Cup runner-up 1966; third place in 1970 World Cup (voted best midfielder in competition); German league champion 1964; German cup winner 1968. 765 matches for Cologne. 81 international appearances for Germany, 17 goals.
Miscellaneous: married to Karin since 1962; two sons (Marco, 38, businessman; Sascha, 36, artist), one adopted daughter from Brazil (Marcina, 15, still at school).