Dr. Reinhard Rauball is a German politician and a lawyer with a background in sports administration. He is a member of the SPD, has a law degree, and is an experienced football official.
He served as head of the Borussia Dortmund DFL football team numerous times, and he was even briefly Minister of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Dr. Reinhard also served as president of the German Football League, Bundesliga, since August 2007, in addition to being the current President of Borussia Dortmund. He was also the acting president of German Football Association (DFB) in 2015-2016.
The honorary president of the German national team, Borussia Dortmund, is also ranked amongst the richest persons in Germany.
Wiki and Quick Facts
Born in 1946 in the month of December, Dr. Reinhard Rauball is a Capricorn. He is the son of lawyer, Johannes Rauball, and got his doctorate in 1971 from Ruhr University Bochum.
Here are some quick facts about the lawyer and honorary president of German Football Association.
|Date of Birth||25 December, 1946|
|Place of Birth||Northeim, Germany|
|Profession||German Politician, Lawyer, German Football Association President|
|Education||Ruhr University Bochum|
|Net Worth||Est. $300 M|
Dr. Reinhard Rauball Career – Football and Politics
Rauball completed his education in law and started working in 1976 as a lawyer in a reputed law firm of Dortmund. From 1979 to 1982, when he was at the age of 32, he served as the youngest President of BVB (German name for Borussia Dortmund) in the history of Bundesliga league. Then again from 1984 to 1986, he resumed the office of BVB for the 2nd term.
By around 1990s, he became famous as a Sports lawyer and also represented famous sportspersons like Graciano Rocchigiani and Katrin Krabbe.
Later in 1999, Reinhard Rauball became the Minister of Justice for the German state, North Rhine-Westphalia. But he held this position for 1 week only, from 1 March 1999 to 8th March 1999. He was forced to resign from the cabinet because in 1994, he was appointed to the Eurogas supervisory board in the United States without having applied for permission as required by German law.
Further, in 2004, he served his third term as the president in champions league team. From 14th November, 2004, he is serving as the president of Borussia Dortmund. Dr. Reinhard Rauball is one of the board members of BVB, along with Gerd Pieper and Reinhold Lunow.
People regard him as the savior of this German football league (Also called DFL GmbH) team because he saved Borussia Dortmund several times from bankruptcy while he was the president of the same. Recently in 2005 and 2006, Reinhard Rauball handled the club affairs in cooperation with Hans Joachim Watzke and Thomas Treß.
President of DFL GmbH
Later in August 2007, Reinhard became the president of German football league (DFL GmbH), replacing the deceased Werner Hackmann. He received votes of all the 36 clubs under the German football league. Reinhard Rauball was re-elected as DFL president in August 2010 and August 2013. Dr. Rauball is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DFL GmbH. He also serves on the Bundesliga Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
While being re-elected for third term in 2013 at League Association’s Annual DFL General Meeting in Berlin, Dr. Reinhard Rauball shared,
“I have very much enjoyed working with my colleagues from the League Association board and the DFL supervisory board over the past few years. Together with the clubs and the DFL management, we have found solutions to various issues, including the new television deal, safety and the preservation of the 50+1 rule. We have laid the foundations for a successful footballing future. The Bundesliga is going from strength to strength in sporting, business and economic terms and I would like to contribute to its continued success.”
DFL President Rauball then worked for the German Football Association (DFB) as Acting President from November 2015 until April 2016, in tandem with Rainer Koch as the vice president. He replaced the chairman Wolfgang Niersbach for this position in 2015, and in 2016, he was succeeded by the chairman Reinhard Grindel.
Political Decision Making
While Dr. Reinhard Rauball was the president of DFB from 2015-2016, he was involved in numerous political decisions. There were many difficult situations during his time of presidency, such as the terrorist attacks in Paris as France was playing Germany at the end of 2015, or the cancellation of the international match of German Football team against the Netherlands in Hanover owing to a threatened attack.
In such situations, Dr. Rauball was involved in multiple decisions with the political decision-makers. And due to his calm nature and sportsmanship, Reinhard Rauball not only enjoys great respect at the football league level, but also among the political parties.
Dr. Reinhard Rauball Net Worth in 2021
People often search actively for Dr. Reinhard Rauball’s net worth. In this section, we will share an overview about the primary sources of his revenue, as well as his net worth as of 2021.
Being a politician, his primary source of yearly revenue is his political connections. He is also the owner of one of the richest football teams in the world. Reinhard Rauball has also held the office of president for German football association as well as DFL GmbH.
So considering all these aspects, Dr. Reinhard Rauball’s net worth estimates as of 2021 stand somewhere at around $300 M.
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