Munich (dpa) - With thundering applause and "Uli Hoeness" calls has begun in Munich, the annual general meeting of FC Bayern. In the evening, around 8,000 members filled the Olympiahalle, which the club leased specially for the departure of the president. After 40 years, the 67-year-old Hoeneß retires as a doer from the front row of the German football champion. At his invasion, the members rose. Hoeneß, touched by the podium on the lectern, bowed. The applause did not want to end. "Thank you so much, but we'll have to start sometime," Hoeness said.