German soccer federation to honor Jupp Heynckes

Berlin, Sep 3 (EFE).- Jupp Heynckes, who retired from coaching after guiding Bayern Munich to three titles last season, is to be honored with the Fair Play award, the German soccer federation, or DFB, said Tuesday.

"Last season, he showed in an impressive way that success and fair play go hand in hand for him," DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach said of the 68-year-old Heynckes.

Bayern won the Bundesliga, German cup and Champions League titles in the 2012-2013 campaign.

The Bavarian squad was the least penalized in the Bundesliga last season, picking up only 35 yellow cards and one red card over 34 league matches.

"Bayern not only won the treble, but they were also the fairest team last season. Football needs role models like Jupp Heynckes," Niersbach said.

"The different characters within a side have all got to fit in together, and that requires a structure which consists of discipline and fair play," Heynckes said.