All-rounders: the role of club presidents in Swiss football

As part of its cultural programme, the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich invites you to the next edition of the popular ANPFIFF panel discussion with personalities from the footballing world from 19:30-20:30 on Thursday 28 March 2019.

As superfans, patrons, ambassadors and formidable behind-the-scenes leaders all rolled into one, club presidents can make a big difference to their team’s fortunes.

While the football landscape contains a whole host of different approaches, and success can mean different things to different clubs, what specific qualities does a president need? Has the role changed in recent years? What are the greatest challenges of the job?

Moderator Emmanuel Bucher will take to the stage with FC Zurich president Ancillo Canepa, FC St. Gallen president Matthias Huppi and former Basel president Bernhard Heusler.

Entry is free. The panel discussion will take place in German and last around one hour. Seats can be reserved by emailing