General Office

The general office of the German Football Association (DFB) is situated in Frankfurt/Main.

Deutscher Fußball-Bund
Hermann-Neuberger-Haus, Otto-Fleck-Schneise
60528 Frankfurt/Main
Fax: 0049 -69-67 88 266
Telephone: 0049 -69-67 88 0

The DFB head quarter is located in the vicinity of the Frankfurt stadium, and is run by General Secretary Helmut Sandrock. 

About 150 full time employees work in six different departments with the following fields of work:

General secretariate

Headed by Helmut Sandrock, General Secretary, supervision of all DFB departments

Matters of principle interest, Organisation of all international games and events, Ticket sale, Connections to other national and international Sports organisations (DOSB, NOK, FIFA, UEFA), DFB travel agency, Office of the national team, Honours awards, professional qualification and social matters, fan projects

Law - Personnel - Finance - Administration

Responsible director: Stefan Hans

Sports jurisdiction, referee jurisdiction, general jurisdiction, anti-doping commission, personnel matters, laws of the game, insurances, real estate administration, sports medicine, Accounting (Budgeting, Controlling), Asset management

League and Team Management - Youth - Education - Coaches - Grassroots

Responsible director: Ulf Schott

Management of all junior national teams, German Junior Championships, talent promotion, centers of excellence, talent promotion programmes, coach education, DFB-Cup, League and matches calendar, coordination of regional leagues, German cup, amateur football, venues, international transfers, grassroots and recreational football

Amateurs - Referees - Sustainability

Responsible director: Willi Hink

Referees, referee appointments and observers, integration and sustainability

Women's Soccer - Girl Soccer - School Soccer

Responsible director: Steffi Jones

Women and girls football, Women's and juniors national teams, Women's Bundesliga


Responsible director: Press manager Ralf Köttker

Coordination of all media and PR matters, editorial support of DFB-Publications (DFB-Journal, DFB-topical, Press service, Official notes), World and European Championships books, press conferences, DFB website, providing media information for all national teams, public appearances of the DFB coaching staff and all national team players, all matters related to TV and radio broadcast, media partnerships


Responsible director: Denni Strich

TV matters, boards advertising, sponsoring, merchandising, TV, radio and new media rights management, management of "DFB Wirtschaftsdienste"