Prof. Dr. Harald Lange, Director

Harald is a widely recognized sports scientist and trainer. Since 2009, Harald hold the sports science chair at the University of Würzburg’s Institute of Sports Science. He has published extensively on….



Dr. James M. Dorsey, Co-director

James is an internationally acclaimed scholar, journalist, syndicated columnist and blogger with a long list of publications in top tier academic journals and the media on the political, social and economic significance and role of soccer as well as ethnic and religious conflict across the globe. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and commentator on radio and television.



Dr. Declan Hill

Declan Hill is an internationally-recognized expert in match-manipulation, match-fixing and corruption in professional sports.



Dr. Gabriel Duttler, Head of Administration

A sports scientist with a focus on fan culture, Gabriel has been a research assistant at the University of Würzburg’s Institute of Sports Science since 2010



Boris Haigis

Bon in 1981, Boris Haigis is lawyer and specialist  of Labour Law in Würzburg and in IfF in charge for legal issues. Moreover, he represents Fans in court.