Toni Schumacher returns to Cologne as VP

Former Germany and Cologne goalkeeper Harald ”Toni” Schumacher

has returned to his former Bundesliga club as one of two vice


Schumacher was elected late Monday, along with new president

Werder Spinner. Cologne had been without a president since the

resignation in November of Wolfgang Overath. The club is seeking to

escape relegation with two matches remaining.

Schumacher gained notoriety for a collision with France defender

Patrick Battiston in the semifinals of the 1982 World Cup. He was

fired by Cologne after publishing an autobiography in 1987 that

alleged doping in German football.