Emotional farewell to Steffen "football god" Hofmann (Rapid Wien)

Emotional farewell to Steffen "football god" Hofmann (Rapid Wien)

On Sunday the 22nd July 2018 the farewell game Steffen and Friends took place, according to the taste of the Steffen Hofmann fans. He received support from his brother Alex Hofmann, who held the ball in the air as the GLUETEC warehouse manager for us. 25,300 spectators celebrated him at the Allianz Stadium in Vienna-Hütteldorf, when companions and friends competed against his pro team of Rapid Wien.

Steffen began his football career with Wilhelm Kopp in the youth club of 1. FC Kirchheim and then in Würzburg FV, for who he played from the fifth to sixteenth year of age. He then ran from 1996-1999 in the youth department of FC Bayern Munich. The last 16 years Hofmann played for Rapid, took the club two championship titles (2005, 2008) and scored 128 goals in 540 competitive matches. He was honored several times in Austria as Footballer of the Year and as the first midfielder in Austria he was even the top scorer in 2010.

Eleven minutes before the game ended, it was over for number 11. To the sound of "Time to say goodbye" the Franconian-born ran his lap of honor filled with tears in his eyes. A moving moment, also for our company founder Wilhelm Kopp, who has already known and supported Steffen Hofmann as a little football fellow.

We sincerely wish Steffen Hofmann all the best for his future in the management of Rapid Wien.

Alexander und Steffen Hofmann Rapid Wien