Rainer Holzschuh has passed away on Thursday night 7th of October 2021. The long-serving publisher of the respected weekly journal “kicker”, has died at the age of 77.
The cause of his death has not been officially released to the public.
Holzschuh constructed the specialist magazine for more than half a century in various functions, as managing editor, editor-in-chief, and finally as publisher from 2010 to 2020.
FC BAYERN MUNICH posted to their official website following Rainer’s death;
“FC Bayern is in mourning with the relatives, friends, and colleagues of Rainer Holzschuh. He was always a fair and reputable partner when it came to reporting. Holzschuh became the face of kicker over the decades, and his achievements set standards that will live on and inspire his successors. German football will remember him as an extraordinary person.”
One said, “German football is mourning the death of Rainer Holzschuh, the long-serving publisher of the respected weekly journal kicker, who passed away on Thursday night at the age of 77.”
One wrote, “We have lost one of the giants of football journalism. Rainer Holzschuh, who’ll be best known to many as the long-time chief Kicker editor has passed away at 77. He also had a spell in the 80s as head of media at the DFB. Thoughts with Rainer’s loved ones.”