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.
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Thomas Doll has been coaching in Hungary for more than three years. He has won three titles in Hungary, including the league and the cup double last season.
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.
In the Bundesliga, things like under-soil heating and covered stadiums are the order of the day. Such luxuries are unthinkable in Sudan, where circumstances conspire to keep football closer to its roots.
Trainer, coach, development worker. Germany's Horst Kriete has worked in 50 different countries where he has helped developed the game and change structures. His experience abroad has made its mark on him, too.
Initiator Roland Bischof talks to DW about a social engagement, small stories and the simplicity of football. He experienced just how much of a difference an individual cane make, both in a positive and negative sense.
Thomas Hitzlsperger talks about ex-players as pundits, homophobia, and the 2018 World Cup.
Emre Can is currently enjoying a successful spell with Liverpool. In an interview with DW, the winner of the German Football Ambassador public prize talks Jürgen Klopp, his desire to learn and his aims for Euro 2016.
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