JÜRGEN KLOPP, MARC-ANDRÉ TER STEGEN AND BERND SCHUSTER ARE THE GERMAN FOOTBALL EMBASSADORS 2019
At this year’s award ceremony of the German Football Ambassador, FC Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp beat Mongolian national coach Michael Weiß and Petra Landers, who is engaged in Zambia, in the main category. Marc-André ter Stegen from FC Barcelona won the audience award in an exciting finish ahead of Julian Gressel from Atlanta United and Leroy Sané from Manchester City. Several tens of thousands of fans voted for him in an online voting. The “blonde angel” Bernd Schuster received the honorary prize.
AWARD WINNERS 2018 GERT ENGELS, LORIS KARIUS & OTTO PFISTE
On 8 May 2018, the German Football Ambassador e.V. honoured German football coaches, players and idols at the Federal Foreign Office who contribute to the positive image of football and Germany abroad through their sporting and social commitment. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and initiator of the Football Ambassador, Roland Bischof, welcomed some 200 guests from the worlds of politics, sport and business.
AWARD WINNERS 2017 HORST KRIETE, MIROSLAV KLOSE & BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER AWARDED
For the fifth time, the German Football Ambassador honoured German coaches and players for their sporting and social commitment abroad. During the anniversary event at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Horst Kriete (category “Coaches”), Bastian Schweinsteiger (category “Players”) and Miroslav Klose (prize of honour) were honoured. The three prize winners have contributed in a special way to Germany’s reputation in the world and have had a lasting impact on its image. Founder Roland Bischof: “We are delighted to honour personalities of German football for the fifth time.
AWARD WINNERS 2016 GERNOT ROHR, EMRE CAN & KARL-HEINZ SCHNELLINGER
The award ceremony of the GERMAN FOOTBALL AMBASSADOR held some exciting surprises for the visitors at the Foreign Office in Berlin. Right on time with the upcoming European Championship in France the award “German Football Ambassador 2016” was granted to the France expert Gernot Rohr by the German and French Foreign Ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jean-Marc Ayrault.
AWARD WINNERS 2015 JÜRGEN KLINSMANN, MESUT ÖZIL & THOMAS HITZLSPERGER
Emotions, surprises and interesting facts about football were guaranteed in the third award ceremony of the initiative German Football Ambassador.
In the presence of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Jürgen Klinsmann (coach of the US team), Thomas Hitzlsperger (former international player) and Mesut Özil (Arsenal FC) were honoured for their athletic and social commitment abroad.
AWARD WINNERS 2014 MONIKA STAAB & ANDRÉ SCHÜRRLE
The second award ceremony “GERMAN FOOTBALL AMBASSADOR” on 5th of May 2014 at the Foreign Office in Berlin caused many emotions, surprises and was a little warm-up to the 2014 World Cup.
In the presence of Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Monika Staab (women’s national coach of Qatar), Andre Schürrle (Chelsea FC) and Rudi Gutendorf, were awarded for their sporting and social engagement abroad as well as for their roles as football ambassadors.
AWARD WINNERS 2013 SAMI KHEDIRA, DETTMAR CRAMER & HOLGER OBERMANN
Holger Obermann (main award)
Since 1975, Obermann has been an advisor for more than 30 projects organized by the National Olympic Committee, the German Federal Government, the German Football Association and FIFA. He received the German Federal Cross of Merit and a special Medal of Honor awarded by the King of Nepal.