Former President of the German football club “Bayern” Uli Hoeness, who is serving a prison sentence for tax evasion, again take the post, according to French newspaper Lequipe.
The Board of Directors of the Munich team has registered 64-year-old Hennessy as the only candidate for President in elections scheduled for 25 November.
13 Mar 2014 a Munich court sentenced Hennessy to 3.5 years in prison for tax evasion. The ex-President of the club, according to prosecutors, withheld from the state 27 million euros, the prosecution demanded for him to 5.5 years of imprisonment.
As mitigating circumstances, the court found the facts that the functionary himself issued the confession, not brought earlier to trial and admitted his guilt. Hennes was released early from prison in February of this year.
Hoeness became Manager of the Munich club at the age of 27 immediately after finishing football career, becoming the youngest Executive in the history of the Bundesliga.
In Bayern, he is three times champion of Germany, won the German Cup, became the triple winner of the European Cup and the winner of the Intercontinental Cup.
For Bayern Hoeness played 336 games and scored 111 goals. In the German national team in 1972, he became the European champion, and two years later world champion. Hoeness has played for team Germany 35 games, scoring five goals.