The DFB (German FA) has announced the winners of this year's Fritz Walter Awards for best German youth at the U-17, U-18 and U-19 age groups.
The winners are:
U-19: Gold - Peniel Mlapa (Hoffenheim); Silver - Stefan Bell (1860 Munich); Bronze - Shervin Radjaball-Fardi (Hertha Berlin)
U-18: Gold - Mario Goetze (Dortmund); Silver - Reinhold Yabo (Koeln); Bronze - Matthias Zimmermann (Karlsruhe)
U-17: Gold - Timo Horn (Koeln); Silver - Andre Hoffmann (Duisburg); Bronze - Kolja Pusch (Leverkusen)
Of the award recipients, Mlapa, Goetze and Yabo have all earned first-team appearances for their respective clubs in the Bundesliga. A ceremony for the winners will be held before Germany's Euro 2012 qualifier against Azerbaijan, which will be held in Koeln tonight at 20:45 local time.