Silvia Neid has demonstrated her ability to lead a Germany side packed with experienced, top-quality stars to success on several occasions. In 2013 the coach sensationally proved she could do the same with a young ensemble on the international stage. Unable to call upon numerous injured regulars, Neid guided the youngest team at the tournament, with an average age of 23.5 years, to Germany’s sixth successive European triumph. The 49-year-old, who has been in her current role since 2005, masterminded Germany’s glorious FIFA Women’s World Cup™ campaign in 2007 and was named FIFA Women’s Football Coach of the Year in 2010. Her achievements have paved the way to a brighter future for the next generation of Germany’s female footballers.
The Other Finalists
- Ralf KELLERMANN2013 is a year Ralf Kellermann is unlikely to forget in a hurry after the coach forged VfL Wolfsburg’s path to the treble of German championship, DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League titles.
- Pia SUNDHAGEThe winner of last year’s FIFA Women’s Coach of the Year award has had a positive start at the helm of her native Sweden since replacing Thomas Dennerby in December 2012, leading them to the UEFA Women's EURO semi-finals.
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