The award ceremony was held for the first time in Berlin at Deutsche Telekom’s representative office in the German capital …
AWARDS & NOMINEES 2021
KAI HAVERTZ ELECTED AS WINNER OF THE PUBLIC AWARD 2021
FANS VOTE FOR HIM TO BE ROBIN GOSENS’ FOLLOW-UP
In an online vote, the 22-year-old professional of current Champions League winners Chelsea FC came out on top ahead of 2014 World Cup winner Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) and PSG player Sara Däbritz.
ULI STIELIKE WINS MAIN CATEGORY AND SUCCEEDS ANJA ZIVKOVIC
Joe Zinnbauer and Michael Feichtenbeiner complete the final trio
The “German Football Ambassador 2021” is Uli Stielike (main category). The internationally active former football coach prevailed in the final against Joe Zinnbauer (on the right in the picture) and Michael Feichtenbeiner by jury decision. “I feel very honoured and also see the award as a curse and a blessing,” said Stielike. The explanation followed immediately: Actually, he had wanted to enjoy being a pensioner and sometimes go overboard, but with the award he is now in charge again, Stielike said with a smile.
FC BAYERN MUNICH RECEIVES HONORARY AWARD 2021
FC Bayern Munich received the honorary award at the ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday. “With the Honorary Award, our jury is thus not only honouring an exceptional sporting year in 2020, but also FC Bayern München’s overall contribution to the image of (football) Germany in the world,” Roland Bischof, as president of the non-profit association, had already emphasised at the announcement.
“I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the team and the coaching staff with Hansi Flick at the top,” said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The 66-year-old former CEO of the 31-time German champions accepted the award on behalf of the club, which won all six possible titles last year.
HALL OF FAME
The recipients of the German Football Ambassador Award in category coach, as well as leading figures, that proved themselves as global ambassadors of the German football for over 25 years enter the Hall of Fame if chosen by the jury.
Award for German Football coaches and players who are committed to the positive development of football and society abroad.
INITIATOR - Roland Bischof is the driving force behind the idea of the German Football Ambassador
For 9 years now, Roland Bischof has been the driving force behind the good idea of the German Football Ambassador. With great commitment and private financing (the football ambassador has no public funding such as grants or subsidies!) he built up a nationally known and internationally active movement in a very short time.
He brought numerous supporting personalities and companies together, whereby Rainer Holzschuh and Dr. Norbert Taubken in particular, were important companions and close advisors on his way.
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Celisa Pereira has accompanied the football ambassador from the very beginning. Among others, she works for PRESENTED BY… GmbH in the creative sector.
Guido Kambli managed to combine his enthusiasm for sport & media with his professional activities. He begun as a journalist and sports reporter, later on continued as managing director of an event agency and since 1993 he is an independent lawyer.