Germany Sweep FIH Awards for Men 2nd year in a row

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that Germany’s Tobias Hauke and Christopher Rühr have been named as the men’s Player of the Year and Talent of the Year for 2013.

Christopher Rühr of Germany in action during Hero Hockey Junior World Cup 2013 in New Delhi

File Photo: Christopher Rühr of Germany in action during Hero Hockey Junior World Cup 2013 in New Delhi

Hauke is the second successive Germany international to be crowned as the world’s best player, following in the footsteps of 2012 winner and fellow midfielder Moritz Fürste and with the dazzlingly gifted Christopher Rühr succeeds 2012 title holder Florian Fuchs to make it for 2nd year in a row for Germany to win both the awards.

The brilliant defensive midfielder, Tobias Hauke, received his award from Alberto Budeisky, FIH Executive Board member, at a special presentation ceremony at the Hero Hockey World League Final in New Delhi, India. Continue reading →