Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman

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Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman
Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman.jpg
2nd General Secretary of FIFA
In office
1906–1931
Preceded byLouis Muhlinghaus
Succeeded byIvo Schricker
Personal details
Born16 February 1877
Medan
Died26 June 1951(1951-06-26) (aged 74)
Amsterdam
NationalityDutch
Occupationbanker

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 fifa.com, retrieved 14 January 2017
  3. "FIFA General Secretaries over the years" (PDF).
  4. History of FIFA - More associations follow at fifa.com