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Relive The Best FIFA Football Awards

The winners at The Best FIFA Football Awards have been revealed. Learn about those who reached the pinnacle of the beautiful game in London.

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Kahn contemplates The Best

The Best FIFA Football Awards

"There's a lot of hardship involved in becoming the best"

People like Oliver Kahn need no introduction. The mere mention of his name tends to draw a respectful nod at the very least from those who hear it, with the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ runner-up embodying the mantra 'never give up' more than any other athlete.

The German goalkeeping legend won almost every title possible in a playing career spanning 21 years. Winners' medals for the European Championship, Bundesliga, DFB Cup, UEFA Champions League and Intercontinental Cup are just some of many in a bulging trophy cabinet. He also received numerous individual awards, three times named World Goalkeeper of the Year in 1999, 2001 and 2002, named European Goalkeeper of the Year four times and named Player of the Tournament and Goalkeeper of the Tournament at the 2002 World Cup.

Alongside Manuel Neuer, the former Germany captain is the only goalkeeper ever to have been included on the three-man shortlist for the FIFA World Player of the Year honour. In this interview he discusses coping with pressure and a number of other intriguing topics.

People like Oliver Kahn need no introduction. The mere mention of his name tends to draw a respectful nod at the very least from those who hear it, with the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ runner-up embodying the mantra 'never give up' more than any other athlete.

Alongside Manuel Neuer, the former Germany captain is the only goalkeeper ever to have been included on the three-man shortlist for the FIFA World Player of the Year honour. In this interview he discusses coping with pressure and a number of other intriguing topics.

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As a goalkeeper it's particularly important to accept the huge responsibility of being either hero or zero, to quickly get over any mistakes and to emerge stronger from defeats. Turning that tension into positive energy is the art of being a goalkeeper.

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