The Excel-Soccer project was launched 2010 with the release for the Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Mourad is working as a freelance software developer and trainer since 2005 and lives in Aachen, located on the tripoint of the borders of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Mourad has been contributing to various technical communities for Microsoft Office for more than ten years. Exciting discussions about current and new technologies, the exchange of knowledge with others, contributing to solutions for Excel problems and last but not least, the fun and joy of using Excel are motivating Mourad every day to be active in the community. Over time, Mourad launched own community projects together with friends, such as his blog Excel-Ticker, the Excel-Translator for translating Excel functions and formulas to other languages or the german forum for Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2013. Mourad was awarded with the MVP Award for the first time in January 2011, and since then has been re-awarded each year.
Andreas was an expert for formula bases Excel solutions, MVP from 2007 to 2014 and engaged tirelessly in the community. Andreas was involved in previous versions of the Excel-Soccer and untimely passed away 2014 after a long illness. I will always keep my friend Andreas in good memory.