Except the Craque del Brasilerao awards are practically meaningless, and most of the winners amount to little
ANdre Dias was rated best CB in Brazil as well.
Consider that Porto chose to purchase Santos' CM and play him as RB (Danilo), rather than directly purchase Santos' starting RB (Jonathan).
Streich's Freiburg side even went on a 10 match winning streak that was only broken by Dortmund 2 years ago. His Freiburg side (which were relegation candidates when he took up the helm) would've qualified for CL had they not lost to Schalke. Moreover, for the first time in the clubs history, they qualified for the semifinals of the DFB Pokal (Germany's cup competition).
And he's achieved all this with a frankly mediocre squad.