Frankfurt - Former FC Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes was honoured for his services to the Bundesliga along with Udo Lattek and Karl-Heinz Körbel in a ceremony celebrating 50 years of Germany’s top professional league.
The trio received recognition for services to the Bundesliga in Berlin on Tuesday.
Heynckes received a lifetime achievement award for his involvement in over 1,000 Bundesliga fixtures as a player and coach, culminating in last season’s historic treble with Bayern. World Cup winner Rainer Bonhof led a tribute to the 68-year-old who is taking time away from the game after leaving Bayern this summer.
Lattek, the Bundesliga’s most successful coach with eight titles, received his reward from former Germany coach Erich Ribbeck while Körbel was honoured for having made the most Bundesliga appearances. Eintracht Frankfurt’s chairman Heribert Bruchhagen passed over his award.
Holzhäuser candidate for honorary membership
Meanwhile, at the General Meeting of all 36 clubs in the top two tiers of German football on Thursday, a motion will be put forward for Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s executive director Wolfgang Holzhäuser to become an honorary member of the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL). He will be stepping down from his duties with Leverkusen on 30 September and will be honoured for his services to the league.
The former DFL league secretary and long-term vice president of the Liga would become the sixth honorary member after Franz Beckenbauer, Dr. Franz Böhmert, Werner Hackmann, Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder and Wilfried Straub. Only former league or club board members are eligible for an honorary membership.