When Horst Kriete talks about his second home he means South Africa. The football mad country had a big influence on him and drew him under its spell. He left South Africa 15 years ago but his colleagues still remember him fondly.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius can add winning the German Football Ambassador player’s prize to the list of accomplishments in his young career. Globe-trotting coaches Otto Pfister and Gert Engels were also honored.
Last year, Bastian Schweinsteiger was selected as the German Football Ambassador. Who will win this year? Toni Kroos, Per Mertesacker or maybe Dzsenifer Marozsan?
Already a world champion and cult hero, Bastian Schweinsteiger is now also German football ambassador. The Chicago Fire midfielder wins the audience prize, while Miroslav Klose and coach Horst Kriete are also winners.
German football players and coaches are in demand all over the world. This award aims to highlight their sporting and social efforts which have made them outstanding role models.
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