“When I walk across the water, my critics say he can not even swim.”
Through such slogans, his enormous commitment and his expertise in national and international football, Berti Vogts has become one of the most prestigious coaches in the football world.
World and European champion, world coach of the year and holder of the Federal Cross of Merit 1st class; these are just some of the achievements that Berti Vogts has achieved in his career. For more than 15 years, Vogts played for Borussia Mönchengladbach, coached the German national team for almost nine years, culminating in the win of the 1996 European Championships in England, and subsequently the national teams of Kuwait, Scotland and Azerbaijan. In the USA, the 1974 world champion acted for two years as a consultant under Jürgen Klinsmann – together they managed to ignite a new hype for the sport in North America.
Expertise, commitment and humanity for international football
With his experience and knowledge of more than 55 years in active football, Berti Vogts will also support the German Football Ambassador. As a member of the jury, in addition to the annual selection of nominated coaches and players, the focus is also on the promotion of sports-social exchanges. Here Vogts can draw on numerous impressions during his stints abroad and bring different perspectives.
Rainer Holzschuh, Kicker editor and chairman of the jury, said, “With Berti, we were able to win a very big coach, who will help us with his great know-how in future elections. Known as a walking database in football, I am already looking forward to the additional input from Berti.
German Football Ambassador founder Roland Bischof added, “In recent weeks, we have driven the restructuring of our club. Both the advisory board and the jury were strengthened. With Berti Vogts we could win a great coach and an exciting personality.”
Horst Hrubesch has already been won as a new member of the jury. Furthermore, Rainer Holzschuh (chair), Lutz Pfannenstiel, Dr. Martin Schäfer, Doris Fitschen are part of the German Soccer Ambassador jury.