The German Football Ambassador (Deutsche Fußball Botschafter e.V.) will be reinforced with another proven expert. The newly crowned Walter Bensemann award winner and DFB board member Horst Hrubesch is now expanding the circle of jurors around the jury chairman and kicker editor, Rainer Holzschuh, and will be contributing his expertise to the selection of nominees for 2019 in November.
Horst Hrubesch, who successfully qualified the German women’s national team as head coach for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, said, “The German football ambassador is a great idea for which I like to get involved.”
Hrubesch, an European Champion (1980) and World Cup runners-up (1982) had a successful playing career with national and international titles in club football and the national team, before coaching clubs at home and abroad. His true destiny, however, he found for almost twenty years with the education and training in the talent field, where he won a number of titles with various Youth teams of the DFB. He stands for down-to-earthness and honesty and is highly valued by his players and companions alike.
Rainer Holzschuh, who recently held the eulogy for H. Hrubesch in his appointment as Walter Bensemann Prize Winner, is pleased about the further reinforcement in his jury team, “Horst Hrubesch is a role model in football. Through his international experience, he will be able to play a defining role in the annual search for the ‘German Football Ambassador’.”
The German Football Ambassador, based in Berlin, was founded in 2011 by Roland Bischof and honours German coaches and players who contribute to the positive image of football and Germany through their appearance and commitment. The awards are associated with prize money for social projects. From Nepal to Namibia: Since 2013, the association has supported a total of more than 25 funded projects worldwide. Patron is Rudi Gutendorf, coaching legend and holder of the Federal Cross of Merit 1st class.