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Raphael Honigstein Interview

Raphael Honigstein was nominated for the Best Football Journalist award. We asked Rafa to talk about the awards, how 2010 had turned out for him, future plans and of course, who he would vote for in the awards. Here’s the interview:

1) You’ve been nominated for Best Football Journalist, chosen by both fans and industry experts, how does it feel?

As a freelancer, you tend to work in a bit of a vacuum. Therefore it’s always nice to get positive feedback, be it from readers, colleagues or employers.

2) What kind of year has 2010 been for Raphael Honigstein?

It’s been very good year, really. Bayern’s success in Europe and Germany’s strong showing at the World Cup kept me very busy. Can’t complain at all.

3) What do you think has been the key factor in your success?

I’d say luck. I happened to be in the right place at the right time when my predecessor Ronald Reng decided to move to Barcelona. I inherited his position. Just goes to show that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

4) If you were casting a vote for your any of your fellow nominees, who would it be?

They’re all tremendous but if I have to single anyone out it would be Marcotti (hardest working man in football biz) and Lowe (numero uno style-wise).

5) What’s next for Raphael Honigstein?

Next is moving house, having yet another child (madness) and hopefully one or two new projects.

6) Have you seen the Castrol Football Rankings? What do you think about them, and who do you think is the best footballer in the world at the moment?

I’m surprised Arjen Robben still features in the top ten. But there’s no argument: Lionel Messi is – easily – the best in the world right now.

You can vote for Raphael Honigstein in the following award categories:

Best Football Journalist

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