Ernst Naumann (publisher)

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Ernst Naumann (born September 23, 1921 in Hamburg ; † August 9, 2004 there ) was a German publisher . From 1987 to 1990 he was President of Hamburger SV .

The son of a civil servant, Ernst Naumann, learned the trade of a publishing clerk at the Hamburg tourist paper. From 1940 to 1945 he was a soldier. After the Second World War, Naumann began his career in 1948 at Axel Springer Verlag . In 1955 he was the publishing director and in 1965 a member of the management. In 1968 Naumann moved to Gruner + Jahr until he left in 1973. From the mid-1970s, the politically liberal Naumann, who had meanwhile taken early retirement, got involved with the Hanoverian publishing house Madsack , which was in financial distress. He remained loyal to the publishing group even after consolidation until 1995.

Work for the Hamburg sports club

As early as the early 1970s, he served Hamburger SV as vice-president and at that time set up a youth program together with coach Klaus Ochs . In 1979 Naumann financed the transfer of the defender star Ditmar Jakobs to HSV from his own resources , which contributed significantly to the later title wins - the highlight was winning the 1983 European Cup .

From November 2, 1987 to 1990, he was elected to succeed Wolfgang Klein as the 26th President of Hamburger SV . Under his presidency in 1987 was rehab -Zentrum Norderstedt founded. The sporting highlight of his tenure was in 1989 when the financially troubled club qualified for the UEFA Cup . On January 22, 1990, Horst Becker succeeded him in the office of club president.


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