Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman

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Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman
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2nd General Secretary of FIFA
In office
Preceded byLouis Muhlinghaus
Succeeded byIvo Schricker
Personal details
Born16 February 1877
Died26 June 1951(1951-06-26) (aged 74)

Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman[1] (16 February 1877 – 26 June 1951), known as Carl Anton Wilhelm Hirschman,[2] was a Dutch banker. He was a co-founder of FIFA in 1904 and the 2nd General Secretary of FIFA from 1906 to 1931.[3] In 1912 he was also one of the founders of the Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC).[4] He was the acting President of FIFA from 1918 to 1921.

References[change | change source]

  1. Klinkert, Wim (2013). Defending Neutrality: The Netherlands prepares for War, 1900-1925. BRILL. ISBN 9789004252509.
  2. History of FIFA - Foundation Archived 2019-03-31 at the Wayback Machine on, retrieved 14 January 2017
  3. "FIFA General Secretaries over the years" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  4. History of FIFA - More associations follow Archived 2018-06-18 at the Wayback Machine at