FC Bayern München have elected Karl Hopfner as their new club president.

The 61-year-old earned an overwhelming majority of 99.6 per cent of the votes at an extraordinary general meeting in Munich on Friday night.


Hopfner, who was previously the club's vice-president, replaces Uli Hoeneß, who resigned from his position in March after being sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment due to tax evasion. Rudolf Schels and Prof. Dr. Dieter Mayer were elected as vice-presidents, while Hoeneß expressed his willingness to return in future.

Hoeneß' position as chairman of the advisory panel has since been taken by Herbert Hainer, 59, with Hopfner, Hainer and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge now the three main decision-makers at the record German champions.