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German Football Museum calls off Hall of Fame Gala 2020!

The German Football Museum (Deutsches Fußballmuseum) in Dortmund has called off the Hall of Fame 2020 gala scheduled to take place in June 2020 and to postpone it to 2021. The decision was made as a result to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Oliver Kahn, Jürgen Klinsmann, Wolfgang Overath, Hans-Jürgen Dörner and Helmut Schön were all set to be inducted to Hall of Fame of German football just days before the UEFA EURO 2020. They will be now honoured next year alongside the Germany legends who will be inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2021.

“We are in no sense to conduct such an event in these difficult times – regardless of the uncertainty when the museum will be re-opened and when events will be conducted,” said Manuel Neukirchner, Director, Deutsches Fußballmuseum. “Hopefully we will be back to normality to a certain extent next year. Only then we will be thinking of the gala.”

The Hall of Fame of German football was founded as an initative by the German Football Museum in April 2019, while leading sports journalists voted for the founding eleven’s of men’s and women’s football.

Hall of Fame Jury

Frederik Ahrens (Hamburger Morgenpost), Gernot Bauer (Eurosport), Michael Bracher (DAZN, SPOX, Goal), Gianni Costa (Rheinische Post), Alfred Draxler (BILD), Ralph Durry (SID), Marco Fenske (RND), Stefan Frommann (WELT/WELT am SONNTAG), Thomas Fuhrmann (ZDF), Pit Gottschalk (Sport1), Anno Hecker (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), Christian Hollmann (dpa), Jörg Jakob (kicker), Sascha Klaverkamp (Ruhr Nachrichten), Erich Laaser (VDS), Alexander Laux (Hamburger Abendblatt), Christian Löer (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger), Manfred Loppe (RTL), Peter Müller (FUNKE Sport), Mario Nauen (Sky), Manuel Neukirchner (Deutsches Fußballmuseum), Dirk Preiß (Stuttgarter Zeitung/Stuttgarter Nachrichten), Katrin Schulze (Der Tagesspiegel), Dirc Seemann (Sport1), Steffen Simon (WDR/ARD-Fernsehen), Sabine Töpperwien (WDR-Hörfunk), Martin Volkmar (SPOX, Goal), Mark Weishaupt (Saarbrücker Zeitung)

Hall of Fame – Founding Eleven (Men’s)

Goalkeeeper
Sepp Maier

Defenders
Franz Beckenbauer, Paul Breitner, Andreas Brehme

Midfielders
Günter Netzer, Lothar Matthäus, Fritz Walter, Matthias Sammer

Forwards
Uwe Seeler, Gerd Müller, Helmut Rahn

Head Coach
Sepp Herberger

Hall of Fame – Founding Eleven (Women’s)

Goalkeeeper
Silke Rottenberg

Defenders
Steffi Jones, Doris Fitschen, Nia Künzer

Midfielders
Renate Lingor, Silvia Neid, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Bettina Wiegmann

Forwards
Inka Grings, Birgit Prinz, Heidi Mohr

Head Coach
Tina Theune

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