Board of Directors

1. FC Köln

  • Board of Directors

    Stefan Müller-Römer

    Stefan Müller-Römer was born on 4th May 1968 in Köln. After his A-Levels at the Alberts-Magnus-Gynasium in Bensberg, he studied Law at Köln University and completed his clerkship at Köln's District Court. Since 1998 Müller-Römer, who lives in the Cologne Agnesviertel, works as a specialist lawyer for copyright and media law. Müller-Römer is a lifetime member of FC and helped work on the FC-Satzung before becoming a member of the Member Council and Joint Committee in November 2013. After Werner Spinner's resignation in March 2019, he was delegated into the Board of Directors by the Member Council.

    Markus Ritterbach

    Markus Ritterbach lives and breathes Cologne. He was born in the city on July 24th, 1963, and about a year later 1. FC Köln became the champions of the newly-founded Bundesliga in its inaugural season. Ritterbach is heavily involved in the Kölner Karneval (Cologne Carnival), having acted as president of the organizational committee. He is currently the Vice-President of 1. FC Köln, and can be seen frequenting FC home matches with his three sons.

    Harald "Toni" Schumacher

    Harald Schumacher needs no introduction for FC fans. With 422 matches played, he is still the record-holder in appearances for 1. FC Köln in the Bundesliga. Nicknamed “Toni” due to his middle name of Anton, Schumacher had a tremendously successful playing career, having won the European Championship with the German national team in 1980, as well as 3 DFB-Pokals (Cups) in 1977, 1978, and 1983. But his highlight, he says, came in 1978 when Cologne achieved “the double”, having won both the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal. Along with Markus Ritterbach, Schumacher is one of two Vice-Presidents of 1. FC Köln.

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