Werner Altegoer

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Werner Altegoer (born June 18, 1935 in Bochum ; † January 9, 2013 in Dortmund ) was a German football functionary and most recently chairman of the supervisory board of VfL Bochum from 2002 to 2010 .

Altegoer went through the youth department of VfL Bochum up to the age of 15. Then he decided against football and did an apprenticeship in mining at Bochumer Kohlenkontor, a subsidiary of the mining law union Zeche Vereinigte Constantin der Große .

Altegoer only officially joined VfL as a member in 1978. At the end of the 1970s he helped financially to enable Jochen Abel to move from Westfalia Herne to Bochum.

The entrepreneur Altegoer was from 1980 to 1982 and from 1990 to 1993 Chairman of the Economic Council of VfL Bochum. In 1993 he succeeded Ottokar Wüst and became president of the association. During his presidency, professional structures were created in Bochum, the stadium center was built and the team made it into the UEFA Cup twice. He held this office until October 30, 2002. On the same day Altegoer became chairman of the supervisory board of VfL Bochum.

On October 4, 2010 he announced his resignation at the annual general meeting of the association after the members refused to discharge the supervisory board. Altegoer remained in office until the following general meeting in December 2010, when he handed over the chairmanship of the supervisory board to Ernst-Otto Stüber . Altegoer was appointed honorary chairman of the supervisory board at the 2011 annual general meeting of VfL.

On January 9, 2013 Altegoer died at the age of 77 after a serious illness in the Knappschaftskrankenhaus Dortmund .

Altegoer was married and had two children. He lived in Bochum.


In his honor, his former club, VfL Bochum, awards the “Werner Altegoer Medal” to “outstanding and committed young players at the club”.


Bochum boy with a blue and white heart, in: RevierSport 4/2013, p. 24 f. (Detailed obituary)

Individual evidence

  1. VfL mourns Werner Altegoer ( Memento of the original from January 12, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.vfl-bochum.de
  2. Club boss Altegoer resigns
  3. VfL Bochum mourns ex-President Altegoer
  4. Award for the nephew of Samuel Eto'o , accessed on August 15, 2019