Joachim Low scoops FIFA World Coach of the Year award

Ahead of Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone at Ballon d’Or ceremony

Germany manager Joachim Low was named the FIFA World Coach of the Year at Monday evening’s Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich.

Low beat Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and Atletico boss Diego Simeone to scoop the award having guided Germany to their fourth World Cup victory during last summer’s tournament in Brazil.

The 54-year-old helped end the country’s eighteen-year wait for silverware as Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup final courtesy of Mario Gotze’s extra-time strike.

Joachim Low (right) receives the Coach of the Year award from Ottmar Hitzfeld at the Ballon d'Or awards

Joachim Low (right) receives the Coach of the Year award from Ottmar Hitzfeld at the Ballon d’Or awards

Low guided Germany to a fourth World Cup victory during last summer's tournament in Brazil

Low guided Germany to a fourth World Cup victory during last summer’s tournament in Brazil

Low speaks to the media during Monday's nominees for Coach of the Year at Monday's press conference

Low speaks to the media during Monday’s nominees for Coach of the Year at Monday’s press conference

Germany's Mario Gotze (second left) holds aloft the World Cup after scoring the winner against Argentina

Germany’s Mario Gotze (second left) holds aloft the World Cup after scoring the winner against Argentina

Upon receiving the gong, Low said: ‘This is a huge honour for me to receive this award after hugely successful 2014. This is the icing on the cake of the World Cup.

‘This is not considered to me to be my property but I am just taking it on behalf of the others.’

Ancelotti, who arrived at the ceremony with his wife Luisa, had been nominated after achieving ‘La Decima’ with Real Madrid.

In 2014, the Italian helped the Spanish giants win the Champions League, Copa del Rey, Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Simeone, meanwhile, guided Atletico Madrid to their first La Liga title in 18 years and also masterminded the club’s route to last season’s Champions League final in Lisbon. 

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JOACHIM LOW FACTFILE

Born: February 3, 1960

Playing career: Freiburg (78-80), Stuttgart (80-81), Eintracht Frankfurt (81-82), Freiburg (82-84), Karlsruher (84-85), Freiburg (85-89)

Coaching career: Frauenfeld (94-95), Stuttgart assistant (95-96), Stuttgart (96-98), Fenerbahce (98-99), Karlsruher (99-00), Adanaspor (2001), Tirol Innsbruck (01-02), Austria Vienna (03-04), Germany assistant (04-06), Germany (06- )

Honours

Stuttgart

DFB-Pokal: 1996–97

DFB-Ligapokal Runner-up: 1997

UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Runner-up: 1997–98

FC Tirol Innsbruck

Austrian Football Bundesliga: 2001–02

Austria Vienna 

Austrian Supercup: 2003

Germany

FIFA World Cup: 2014

Third place: 2010

UEFA European Championship: Runner up 2008; Third place 2012

Carlo Ancelotti is hoisted by his Real Madrid squad after guiding them to a historic 10th European crown

Carlo Ancelotti is hoisted by his Real Madrid squad after guiding them to a historic 10th European crown

The Real Madrid boss arrived at the ceremony with his wife Luisa during the red carpet ceremony

The Real Madrid boss arrived at the ceremony with his wife Luisa during the red carpet ceremony

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone led the club to their first La Liga title in 18 years last season

Simeone smiles and poses for the cameras during Monday's glitzy awards ceremony in Zurich

Simeone smiles and poses for the cameras during Monday’s glitzy awards ceremony in Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

Source : Daily Mail

 

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