The Austrian of Ingolstadt is coaching in the top flight for the first time in his career, having led the club there for the first time ever.
Aytac Sulu's first Bundesliga match could have gone better. He gave away a penalty and scored an own-goal as Darmstadt drew 2-2 against Hanover. Captain Sulu is still full of optimism though.
This German ad slogan has come true for André Tallo dos Reis from Sao Paulo. He won last season's Kick off! predictions contest and got to travel with his wife Kelly to the Bundesliga opener in Munich.
Some say he's the best left back in the Bundesliga. Last season he hit the net six times, more than any other player at his position. Ricardo Rodriguez, the Swiss international with Chilean-Spanish roots.
Claudio Pizarro is both a record-breaking striker and a charismatic and popular man off the pitch. His contract with Bayern Munich runs out this month – but the Peruvian shouldn’t be long without a job.
It's Juventus v. Barcelona. With London having hosted the Champions League and its predecessor the European Cup some seven times, Vienna and Madrid four times.
Thomas Hitzlsperger was always the perfect professional. He's a popular figure who gives his all on and off the pitch. At 18 he went abroad, now he's picked up a special award as a German Football Ambassador.
Kick off! goes to the top match in the Swedish women's football league. Top-ranked Rosengård features Brazilian-born Marta, the five-time Women's Player of the Year, as well as five other international players.
Kick off! talked to Germany’s number 10, Dzsenifer Marozsán, ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Jürgen Klinsmann has always been an ambassador of sorts. His playing career took him to England and Italy, and now the former striker coaches the US national team.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil came out on top in the public vote. Özil was part of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad, but it was his work off the pitch that landed him this prize.
This man has experienced relegation woes more than once. The end of his stint with Eintracht Braunschweig saw a drop to the second division. But Bellarabi was in luck...
Wang Fei is the first Chinese player in the women’s Bundesliga.
Jörg Schmadtke made his name as a goalkeeper, but now he's running things at Cologne, along with coach Peter Stöger.