Novak Djokovic playing in the Neuschwansteiner jersey of the STAR Team at the WORLD STARS charity Football match in Monaco May 19th 2015

We congratulate Novak Djokovic who was honoured for the second straight year and for the third time in his career with the Laureus World Sportsman Award.

Winner Laureus World Sportsman of the year – Novak Djokovic ©Laureus Sport Facebook

Congratulations also to Serena Williams: the world’s top women’s tennis player, was named Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year again, after a sparkling 2015 in which she won three Grand Slams. On a glittering evening in Berlin that recognised the outstanding sporting achievements of 2015, rugby was the other big winner with the All Blacks taking the Laureus Team Award and Dan Carter receiving the Laureus Comeback of the Year Award, following the team’s Rugby World Cup success.

To the delight of the Berlin audience, Germany’s Jan Frodeno, the first man to win both the Ironman World Championship and an Olympic triathlon gold medal, was presented with the Laureus Action Sports Award, while golfer Jordan Spieth won the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award. Brazilian Paralympic swimmer Daniel Dias won his third Laureus Disability Award, another record.

Winner Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – Niki Lauda ©Laureus Sport Facebook

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, now Non-Executive Chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas team, received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tenis No.1 Novak Djokovic sporting Neuschwansteiner football jersesy
Tenis No.1 Novak Djokovic sporting Neuschwansteiner football jersesy

However, we feel a special connection with Novak Djokovic, as Neuschwansteiner partnered his Star team at the World Stars Charity Football Match in Monaco, where he wore our football jersey and looked extremely cool in it!

Well done, Novak!

Djokovic won the award against strong competition as nominees included three-time Laureus winner Usain Bolt, triple Formula One™ world champion Lewis Hamilton and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.


Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Novak Djokovic
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Laureus World Team of the Year: All Blacks
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Jordan Spieth
Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Dan Carter
Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Daniel Dias
Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Jan Frodeno

Pictures curtesy of @suttonimages

Enjoy our Neuschwansteiner, ice-cold
Enjoy our Neuschwansteiner, ice-cold

Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.