Achieving victory on a stage as large as the World Cup requires passion, persistence and an attention to detail. Joachim Löw has consistently exemplified those qualities throughout his career as DFB coach and was finally rewarded with a World Cup championship as well as FIFA World Coach of the Year honors.

Löw was confident in his team’s chances in Brazil, stating, “I was absolutely convinced that we would be able to take the last step, which we did in 2014, the time was right and the team were ready.” One of the key reasons the DFB were able to take that step was Löw’s ability to get the most out of his players. Three DFB players were named in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI, and keeper Manuel Neuer finished third on the FIFA Ballon d'Or shortlist. Collectively, the team shined offensively and defensively on the way to Germany's fourth World Cup title. 

SAP was honored to work with Joachim Löw leading up to the 2014 World Cup title run, giving the DFB coaching staff the tools to gain a competitive advantage on the pitch. Using SAP HANA technology, SAP Match Insights allowed the DFB to collect and analyze player data in real-time, enhancing their game for players, coaches and fans.

As a proud sponsor of DFB, SAP is excited to congratulate Joachim Löw on receiving this prestigious honor, and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with Löw and the rest of the DFB staff to bring the other title home to Germany next year!

Published January 12, 2015 in Soccer