Star-studded football cast for Laureus Awards

An illustrious team of football stars, past and present, will be present at the 2016 Laureus Awards including Cafu, Luis Figo, Alessandro Del Piero, Marcel Desailly, and legendary women’s player Nia Künzer.

Joachim Löw is Germany's World Cup winning coach.   -  AP

Joachim Löw, coach of world champion Germany, and team manager Oliver Bierhoff, will be among the guests at the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony in Berlin on April 18.

They are among an illustrious team of football stars, past and present, who will be present including Cafu, Luis Figo, Alessandro Del Piero, Marcel Desailly, Jens Lehmann, Carles Puyol, Raul, Jamie Redknapp, and legendary women’s player Nia Künzer.

Stars from a wide variety of sports will be in Berlin for the annual awards. Among those on the guest list include paralympic stars Marie Bochet, Martin Braxenthaler, former Olympic cyclists Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, rugby’s Brian O’Driscoll and Sean Fitzpatrick, golfer Martin Kaymer and pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva.

The Laureus Academy Members attending include Olympians Nadia Comaneci, Cathy Freeman, Kip Keino, Edwin Moses, along with Olympic skiers Franz Klammer and Alberto Tomba and skating queen Katarina Witt.