Press-Related Questions

Media Contact

1. FC Köln has won numerous awards for its multimedia platforms and innovative communication strategies. 

FC features heavily in the media with four regional newspapers covering the team on a consistent basis. When counting all social media platforms on the fc-connect platform, there are over 1 million users following #effzeh. 

Media & Communications

  • Contact Persons

    Your Contact Persons for the Media & Communications department of 1. FC Köln.

    Lil Zercher

    Press Officer
    E-Mail: zercher(at)

    Jonathan Müller

    Head of Club Media 
    E-Mail: jmueller(at) 

    Jonathan Walsh

    Club Media - International
    E-Mail: walsh(at)


    Daniel Misterek

    Daniel Misterek

    Accreditation / Media Assistance 
    E-Mail: misterek(at) 

  • Contact Information

    Please direct all Press-related questions (Interview requests, press invitations, etc.) to the Media & Communications department in written form:

    1. FC Köln GmbH & Co. KGaA

    Media & Communications
    PO Box  45 04 56
    50879 Cologne

    E-Mail: medien(at)

  • Accreditation Guidelines

    Media accreditation for journalists covering 1. FC Köln home matches are given out via the German Football League (DFL). Press members must present an issue of assignment from their media organization along with their accreditation form.  

    1. FC Köln GmbH & Co. KGaA

    Media & Communication
    PO Box  45 04 56
    50879 Cologne

    E-Mail medien(at)
    Fax: +49 221 7 16 16-339

    Please provide a valid photo ID (VDS, DJU, DJV, AIPS) along with your written request.


    Entitled to the print, photo, and internet accrediation are only the journalists, who can also provide an official press identification. As official press ID we accept the following: 

    • VDS (Verband Deutscher Sportjournalisten)

    • DJU (Deutsche Journalisten-Union) - verdi.medien

    • DJV (Deutscher Journalisten-Verband)

    • AIPS (Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive)

    • BDZV (Bundesverband Deutscher Zeitungsverleger)

    Accrediation requests to FC home matches must be made at least five days prior to the kick-off date. With a signed consent of the accreditation form, the journalist agrees to all rules and regulations of the Deutschen Fußball Liga and 1. FC Köln. 

    The official accreditation form of the Deutschen Fußball Liga and the detailed rules of the DFL can be found in the MedienCenter of the The accreditation forms for journalists and photographers can be downloaded here:

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