After taking the FIH Rising Star of the Year Award for the second time, Germany’s wonder striker Christopher Rühr is brimming with enthusiasm for the year ahead. “This is the perfect way to start the Olympic year and gives me a lot of self confidence.”
The fact that Rühr is feeling ever more confident will be of little comfort to his rivals. In the 30 international matches he played in 2015, Ruhr scored 15 goals including six in the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which Germany won, and a further three at the Hero Hockey World League Final in Raipur, India.
With his speed and power, the young German is one of the most devastating forwards currently playing on the international stage.
“I feel very honoured and proud to be the first player who has received this award twice! I could never have done this without all my amazing team mates and staff members of both my former club Alster Hamburg and my new club Rot-Weiss Köln as well as the German national team.
“I also am truly thankful to all the people who voted for me and believe in me! Also huge thanks and much love to my family for the strong family ties and the support all the way and especially in 2015."
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