Ivo Schricker

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Ivo Wolfgang Eduard Schricker
3rd General Secretary of FIFA
In office
1932–1951
Preceded by Carl Anton Wilhelm Hirschman
Succeeded by Kurt Gassmann
Personal details
BornIvo Wolfgang Eduard Schricker
(1877-03-18)March 18, 1877
Strasbourg, Germany
Died(1962-01-10)January 10, 1962 (aged 84)
Zürich, Switzerland
Nationality German
Occupation Footballer

Association football career
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Straßburger FV
Karlsruher Kickers
Akademischer SC
Karlsruher FV
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ivo Wolfgang Eduard Schricker (18 March 1877 in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine – 10 January 1962 in Zürich, Switzerland) was a German footballer and the 3rd General Secretary of FIFA, serving from 1932 to 1951 upon his resignation. [1]

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Biography

He, and his brother Erwin (22 August 1878 – 20 October 1914, killed in action) played at Strassburger FK 1890, Karlsruher Kickers, [2] FV Straßburg and, while studying in Berlin, Akademischer SC 1893 Berlin. With Karlsruher FV he became South German champion several times. In 1899 [3] he was among the best players in the first—still unofficial—game against a team from England, and in September 1901, he also played in London. [4]

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Karlsruher FV is a German association football club that plays in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. Established on 17 November 1891, KFV was a founding member of the German Football Association in 1900 and is the oldest still existing football club in Southern Germany. The club was one of the leading German football clubs before the First World War. The team went on to capture the national championship in 1910 with a 1–0 victory over Holstein Kiel but lost the final in 1905 and 1912. The KFV claimed the Southern German football championship from 1901 to 1905 and from 1910 to 1912. After a financial collapse and a resulting disqualification from league operations in 2004, the club continued its activities in 2007.

His home town, Strasbourg in Alsace, was after World War I annexed to France again. After retirement as player, Schricker served from 1923 to 1925 as president of the South German association (Süddeutscher Fußball-Verband).

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He moved to Zürich in Switzerland, a central and conveniently located place that fitted FIFA needs well when a permanent office was set up. Ivo Schricker became the organisation's first employee, and was appointed Permanent Secretary in 1931, working in a 30 square metre apartment at Bahnhofstrasse 77 that remained the home of football's governing body until 1954. [5] From 1948 onwards, he was supported by secretary Marta Kurmann. [6]

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