Former Strasbourg president Egon Gindorf, who used to look at residence matches within the stands with supporters, has died on the age of 89, the Ligue 1 membership introduced on Thursday.
“All our ideas are along with his household, family members and all Racing (Strasbourg) followers who’ve right this moment misplaced a emblematic and historic determine within the membership’s historical past,” the membership mentioned in an announcement.
Gindorf, who took cost of the membership in 2003, oversaw the facet once they received the League Cup in 2005.
He received over the locals by becoming a member of the membership’s hardcore ‘extremely’ supporters within the stands for matches, and on very chilly nights he would even share a pot of break up pea soup along with his fellow followers.
He stop his place in December 2005 for private causes, after which the membership started a gradual slide down the divisions and years of instability earlier than re-establishing themselves as a Ligue 1 group in 2017.