The German Football Ambassador Association honours the exceptional performances of the Eintracht Frankfurt fans during the last Europa League season with the Fan Special Award.
The award will be presented this Saturday before the home match against VfL Wolfsburg by the president of the non-profit association, Roland Bischof: “The Eintracht fans have lived the values of a traditional fan culture with impressive ingenuity and have inspired people beyond national or club borders in a special way with their performances in Europe.”
Sebastian Rode also agrees: “I am very pleased that our fans receive the special award from the German Football Ambassador, because they absolutely deserve it! The support especially when we played matches away from home was terrific. For us players, their great commitment is both motivating and obliging to always give 110%!”
At the handover of the award on the Waldtribüne in front of the Deutsche Bank Park main stand, the fans will be represented by the chairwoman of the Eintracht Frankfurt fan club association, Ina Kobuschinski, and the managing director of the fan and support department of Eintracht Frankfurt e.V., Henning Schwarz, who will receive the award on behalf of the Eintracht Frankfurt fan scene.
“What you can achieve as a fanscene for your club and your team has rarely been as clear as in the last Europa League season’s matches. We are all very pleased that the importance of our fans for our joint success is now being recognised with this award,” said Philipp Reschke, Member of the Board of Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG, who will also attend the award ceremony.
The special fan award will be presented for the first time in the year of the 10th anniversary of the German Football Ambassador. In future, it will become a permanent feature as a fourth category in addition to the existing categories, the main award, the honorary award and the audience award. The fans of Eintracht Frankfurt thus join this year’s winners Jochen Figge, Franz Beckenbauer and Ilkay Gündogan in the list of winners and now bear the title “German Football Ambassador 2022”.