Serbia, Kazakhstan, Greece and now Hungary: Bernd Storck experienced a lot through football and contributed strongly to a positive development in different countries. Due to this commitment, the former Bundesliga player, is being nominated for the Award »German Football Ambassador 2017«. The nomination certificate was officially handed over at the Training Center of the Hungarian Football Federation.
Serbia, Kazakhstan, Greece and now Hungary: Bernd Storck experienced a lot through football and contributed strongly to a positive development in different countries. Due to this commitment, the former Bundesliga player, is being nominated for the Award “German Football Ambassador 2017”. The nomination certificate was officially handed over at the Training Center of the Hungarian Football Federation.
Since the EURO 2016, Hungary is back on its way to a strong, European football nation. After achieving the first place in the group stage, Bernd Stock’s team qualified for the best 16 and was praised for its spirited performance, which can be regarded as one of the biggest achievements since the fourth place at the EURO 1972. In March 2015, Mr. Storck has been appointed as the Sports Director of the Hungarian FA, shortly afterwards he also took charge of the national team. Mr. Storck started his international coaching career at Partizan Belgrad, subsequently he coached the Kazakh national team. Before joining the Hungarian Football Federation, Bernd Storck worked as a coach and youth coordinator at Olympiakos Piräus. (Founder of the initiative Roland Bischof (l.) with Bernd Storck, nominee for the award “German Football Ambassador 2017”)
Mr. Storck was pleased to be one of the nominees for the main award: “This nomination is an honor and an obligation for me. I understand the responsibility for my actions abroad. Therefore, I am especially pleased about this acknowledgment.”
The nomination stands for Bernd Storcks great achievements in international football, his work regarding the development of sustainable structures especially in youth football and the conveying of a positive image of Germany in the world. With his prize money, Bernd Storck will back the initiative “Csányi Alapítvány” in Hungary which focuses on supporting disadvantaged children and teenagers. Their main objective is to give children a better perspective through football and to promote their school education.
Three German coaches have been nominated for the award due to their extraordinary achievements in intercultural exchange and their contribution to a positive standing of Germany in the world. Besides Bernd Storck, Horst Kriete and Michael Krüger have also been nominated for the award. Mr. Kriete has worked for over 30 years on behalf of DFB, DOSB and the Foreign Ministry as an instructor and development worker. Michael Krüger showed great commitment in Africa and won several major titles among others in Sudan and Egypt. The winner in the category “coach” will be announced on the 16th of May 2017 in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.