150 - Sicherheit der FIFA Sportevents in über 200 Ländern: Helmut Spahn
Helmut Spahn is Director Security of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), former Director General of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), former president of the famous and prestigious football club Kickers Offenbach and spent over 20 years as a high-ranking officer in the German police force.
Security for major sports events
From 2006 to 2011 Spahn was Chief Security Officer for the German Football Association. Spahn served as the Head of Security for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ from 2003 to 2006, as Head of Security for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany™ and has been a UEFA security officer for the Champions League and Europa League since 2007 as well as for UEFA Euro 2012. As Director General for the ICSS, from 2011 to 2017, he was often called on for expert security advice and opinion all over the world in different Sports, including the Olympics 2012 in London and 2016 in Rio as well as the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil and the Boston Marathon for example. In his current function as Director Security at FIFA he is now responsible for all FIFA Tournaments and Events across the globe, inter alia the previous 2018 FIFA World CupTM in Russia and the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM.