Ceres-Negrors FC and Philippine Azkals Team Captain Stephan Schröck received his second Mr. Football Award given during the SMC Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night last March 6 at the Manila Hotel in the City of Manila.
Schrock, who received his second award after getting his first in 2013, made sure to acknowledge his teammates and the people behind the teams that made the year 2019 as one of his most successful in his career.
“To those who I’ve played with these years. The Azkals, the Asian Cup and the World Cup qualifiers played big roles last year. For Ceres-Negros, we had an unbelievable year. Unbeaten in the league, unbeaten in the cup, and made it almost to the (ASEAN) final again of the AFC cup,” said the three time PFL champion.
“I’m always very very grateful to everyone who went with me through this path, not only for last year but over the last 20 years,” said the Ceres-Negros star. “I’m also very grateful especially to the management of both teams, the coaches, the people behind the teams, and those who take care of Philippine football,” he added.
Last but not the least, he thanked his family who was always with him in every step of the way. “I dedicate this my family, who has backed me up always. My wife, my kids who had to sacrifice a lot for my dreams and goals.”