Former German Football Association President Egdios Braun dies
The world of football has to say goodbye to Egidios Braun. The former president of the German Football Association has passed away at the age of 97. Brown is one of the defining figures of the association.
DrGerman football mourns the loss of Egideus Braun. The former president of the German Football Association died on Wednesday evening, at the age of 97. This was announced by the German Football Association. “Today is a sad day for all footballers in Germany and Europe. With Egidius Braun, we are losing a special person who has used the potential of football to help those in need of support and attention. He was particularly concerned about children and youth,” said Bernd Neuendorf, President of the German Football Association. the needy.”
Brown began his official football career as President of the Mittelrain Society in 1973 at the age of 48. In 1977 he became treasurer of the German Football Association. After 15 years in office, he rose to become the eighth president of the football association with the largest number of members in the world. He remained coach of the Football Association until April 28, 2001.
Influenced by impressions at the Casa de Cuna orphanage in Queretaro during the 1986 World Cup, Brown founded Mexico Aid. In 2013 he was awarded the “Águila Azteca” Order of Merit, Mexico’s highest honor for non-political aliens, from the Mexican ambassador.
The social conscience of German football
The Egidius Braun Foundation has been in existence since 2001 and still organizes a beneficial international match every two years. Brown’s slogan: “Football – over 1-0.” For Wolfgang Niersbach, one of his successors, Egideus Braun was “the social conscience of German football”.
During his tenure, “Father Brown” earned a nickname: winning the 1996 European Championship. Impressions of the world championship during his tenure, however, were muted. In 1994, Brown sent national player Stefan Effenberg home after fingering the crowd. The events of 1998, when German rioters rioted in Lens and seriously injured French policeman Daniel Neville, caused Brown to become even more depressed.
Braun was a passionate and ardent fisherman of Aachen Germany. He had studied law and philosophy and made a name for himself as a wholesaler of potatoes before his career with the German Football Association. In 2006, Brown had a stroke. As a result, he rarely appeared in public.