Former FIFA and UEFA official Mayer-Vorfelder dies at 82

BY foxsports • August 18, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany --

Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder, a former FIFA and UEFA official who also served as the president of the German soccer federation, has died. He was 82.

The German federation said Mayer-Vorfelder died in a Stuttgart hospital on Monday. The DFB gave no cause of death.

Mayer-Vorfelder headed the DFB from 2001-06 and oversaw the organization of the 2006 World Cup in Germany before leaving the organization. He also served two terms on the FIFA execitive committee and was UEFA vice president from 2007-09.

Mayer-Vorfelder was also president of Bundesliga club Stuttgart from 1975-2000. Stuttgart won two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup during that time.

Mayer-Vorfelder is survived by his wife Margit and their four children.

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