Role Model Awards

Role Model Awards

Since 2011, the FOOTBALL IS MORE Role Model Awards have been presented to individuals and organisations whose exemplary social commitment stands out. The awards are presented in five different categories.

Category 1: Personality

Category 2: Organisation / NGO

Category 4: soc. work of a football club

Category 5: Lifetime Role Model (since 2015)

The winner of the Role Model Awards:

Category 1: Personality

2019: Hamilton Ayiera Nyanga, Ayiera Initiative

2017: Alexander Fangmann, Captain of the German national blind football team

2015: Hans Sarpei, former footballer, Schalke 04, VfL Wolfsburg, FC Köln

2013: Sir Robert „Bobby“ Charlton, former english national football player

2011: Jim Cassell, Manchester City

Category 2: Organisation / NGO

2019: U.S. Soccer Foundation

2017: Terre des hommes

2015: Sky Stiftung Deutschland

2013: Deutsche Bundesliga-Stiftung

2011: Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs in Abu Dhabi

Category 3: soc. Department/Foundation of a football club

2019: Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.

2017: Fussball-Club St. Pauli von 1910 e.V.

2015: SV Werder Bremen

2013: Arsenal FC, Foundation

2011: Liverpool FC

Category 4: soc. Work of a football club

2019: Rangers FC

2017: Paris Saint-Germain Football Club

2015: Chelsea F.C.

2013: Sport Lisboa e Benfica

2011: Real Madrid C.F.

Category 5: Lifetime Role Model (since 2015)

2019: Demba Ba

2017: Prof. Denise Barrett-Baxendale

2015: Jakob “Köbi” Kuhn

Award-Winner 2019

Category Personality – Mr. Hamilton Ayiera Nyanga, Founder & CEO AYIERA INITIATIVE 

“Slum Changers” is the name of the network that Hamilton Ayiera Nyanga has been building since 2007 with the AYIERA INITIATIVE in the Korogocho Slum of Nairobi/Kenya, which he founded. Korogocho with its 300,000 inhabitants is the third largest slum in Nairobi. In its Ngomongo district, where the Ayiera Initiave Education and Youth Centre and its football pitch are located, Hamilton has gathered more than 1,000 children and young people around it who want to change their lives and the slum, some of whom have already changed it. Find out more at www.ayiera-initiative.org

Category Non Profit Organisation – U.S. Soccer Foundation

The U.S. Soccer Foundation works to ensure children from every community—especially those living in underserved communities—can improve their lives through soccer. With their initiatives such as ‘Soccer for Success’, ‘Safe Places to Play’ and ‘It’s Everyone’s Game’ they want to head to improve the education, security and self-esteem of the young people. More Details under www.ussoccerfoundation.org

Category Social Department of a Football Club – Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.

Commitment to social projects, the integration of children and young people in a city with more than 30% foreign citizens, as well as help for people in need are important components of the self-image of the association. School cooperations, participation in aid projects and the targeted promotion and training of young people not only in sports but also in human and social terms are everyday reality at Eintracht Frankfurt. More about their commitment under www.eintracht-frankfurt.de.

Category Football Club – Rangers FC

Working across education, employability, health and wellbeing and diversity and inclusion, the Foundation will support over 10,400 people this season via 25 community programmes. From autism-friendly football for youngsters, to supporting adults on the road to recovery from addiction, initiatives are designed to support as many corners of society as possible. Please visit – www.rangerscharity.org.uk.

Category Lifetime Role Model – Demba Ba

Demba ba is primarily committed to the well-being of children and young people from Senegal. Through his efforts he helps children from his country to get out of poverty and strengthen their social environment.
His central message is that everyone should believe in himself and stand up for him instead of looking for excuses. He hopes to inspire and positively influence people.

Award-Winner 2017

Picture 1, f.l. Alexander Fangmann and Stefan Kiefer, Chairman of the DFL Foundation

Picture 2, f.l. Vito Angelillo and Tamara Erez (both representatives of Terre des hommes), Willi Lemke, H.E. Prinz Constantin von und zu Liechtenstein

Picture 3, f.l. Ewald Lienen, Dr. Hubertus Hess-Grunewald and Christian Prüss

Picture 4, f.l. Laura Delort und Amir Ghanoudi (both Paris Saint-Germain Foundation)

Picture 5, f.l. Prof. Denise Barrett-Baxendale and Prinz Constantin von und zu Liechtenstein

Award-Winner 2015

Award-Empfänger 2015

Picture 1, f.l. Jakob “Köbi” Kuhn, received a “FIM Role Model Award”; Anna Kraft, presenter; Ancillo Canepa, President FC Zurich; Hanspeter Rothmund, Managing Director FOOTBALL IS MORE Foundation.

Picture 2, f.l. Anna Kraft; Nico Tschui, FIM Chief Representative Middle East; Hans Sarpei, former footballer (Schalke 04, VfL Wolfsburg, FC Köln), received a “FIM Role Model Award”; Hanspeter Rothmund.

Picture 3, f.l. Anna Kraft; Alan Sefton of Arsenal in the Community; Wilfried Lemke; Anne-Kathrin Laufmann, SV Werder Bremen, received a “FIM Role Model Award”; Hanspeter Rothmund.

Picture 4, f.l.Stefan Kiefer, Chairman of the Board of the Bundesliga Foundation; Award recipient Sky Foundation with General Manager Nicole Zubayr, Dr. Alexandra Coffey, Axel Rakette; Anna Kraft; Hanspeter Rothmund.

Picture 5, f.l. Jorge Miranda, Benfica Lisbon; Simon Taylor of Chelsea FC; Hanspeter Rothmund.