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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] Biography[edit] 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] 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). 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] References[edit]

Henry Wahlig: Dr. Ivo Schricker. Ein Deutscher in Diensten des Weltfußballs, in: Lorenz Peiffer / Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling (Hg.): Hakenkreuz und rundes Leder. Fußball im Nationalsozialismus, S. 197 – 206, Göttingen 2008 [2][permanent dead link]

^ https://www.fifa.com/mm/document/fifafacts/organisation/ip-110_04a_gs_9503.pdf ^ Photo of 1895 Karlsruher Kickers, Ivo Schricker sitting on the left next to his brother Erwin, in Ernst Otto Bräunche: Sport in Karlsruhe: Von den Anfängen bis heute ISBN 3-88190-440-9 ^ William J. Murray, Bill Murray: Football: A History of the World Game, Scolar Press, 1994 ISBN 1-85928-091-9 [1] ^ Peter J. Beck: Scoring for Britain ^ https://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/news/newsid=104134.html ^ https://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/insidefifa/news/newsid=99244.html

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