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Top facts you need to know about Manuel Neuer

Here's a look at the top facts you need to know about Manuel Neuer

Manuel Peter Neuer is a German expert soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for both Bayern Munich and the Germany national side as captain.

Generally viewed as one the best goalkeepers ever, Manuel has been depicted as a "sweeper-keeper" on account of his one of a kind playing style and speed. Regarded by many in the media to be the current best goalkeeper on the planet, and perhaps the best goalkeeper of his era. Manuel Neuer is broadly viewed as a total and present-day goalkeeper. He is respected by many to be the best goalkeeper of all time. 

A tall, huge, athletic, and solid player, he has been praised by many for his speed, strength, consistency, and unique mindset, just as for having the option to adjust to some random circumstances on the pitch.

He is especially known for his outstanding reflexes, shot-stopping capacities, footwork, and agility, just as his skills to read the game, and come out to control crosses, which empowers him to order his territory successfully. 

At the point when it demands, he will likewise frequently works as a sweeper while rivals have beaten the defensive or offside line, by rapidly rushing out of his line to stop attackers and clear the ball. his dynamic style of play around there empowers his side to keep up a high defensive line. 

On account of his novel playing style, Neuer has been portrayed as a sweeper-keeper and has been credited with changing the job of the goalkeeper in present-day football.

Neuer has likewise been commended by many for his positioning within the posts, just as his skills in one-on-one anticipations. Moreover, he is powerful at stopping penalty shots, and remarkably for a goalkeeper he has additionally been known to take and score penalties. 

A previous outfield footballer in his childhood, notwithstanding his goalkeeping capacity, Manuel Neuer has additionally been lauded for his astounding ball control and for his precise distribution of the ball with the two his hands and feet. The goalkeeper's long throwing range and skills to kick the ball into opponents area with either foot empowers him to the play the ball out on the ground or act as a playmaker or start quick counter-attacks.

With respect to specialized abilities on the ball with different players in his position, Neuer has expressed that he could play in the German third division as a defender if so wanted. Because of his leadership in goal, he exceeds expectations at speaking with his center backs and sorting out his line. Gianluigi Buffon depicted Neuer as the best goalkeeper of his time noticeable all around.

Notwithstanding the recognition for his style of play being a key figure in the improvement of the goalkeeper role in football, he has additionally gotten analysis in the German media for his reflex-like objection with offensive moves in his box. Specifically, his inclination to quickly raise his arm to alarm the ref has prompted the coining of the German word Reklamierarm (generally interpreted: the arm of protest) in German media. 

It is not simple being a goalkeeper yet Manuel Neuer absolutely makes it easy. The 34-year-old is a fascinating man and appreciates a brilliant life off the pitch. 

On the off chance that you do not know much about his own life, at that point do it with these great Manuel Neuer facts.

Here's a look at the top facts you need to know about Manuel Neuer:

Sportmob presents facts you may not have known about the four-time world's best goalkeeper

Football is his life


The German truly adores the sport. On March 27th, 1986, Neuer was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and began playing football at an early age of 2. He initially kicked a football at two years of age and invested most of his extra energy playing football with his sibling Marcel. 

In the road of their old time, Manuel and his sibling played for a considerable length of time while ignoring their lessons. As he grew up, his enthusiasm for the game didn't die down and he ended up joining Gesamtschule Berger Fled, much the same as a friend and an extraordinary footballer,

Mesut Ozil

The goalkeeper played his first serious match when he was 4 years old. Manuel started playing football before he was five. He at first needed to play outfield in games. 

Neuer's idol yet was the FC Schalke keeper Jens Lehmann, whom Neuer followed at the point when he made his first appearance in the Regionalliga Nord during the 2003–04 campaign. 

In 1991, the youthful and skilled Manuel made his first appearance on the field, at 5 years of age. Neuer played in the academy of Schalke and performed just good.

The mentor began giving exceptional consideration to Neuer's game and sharpened his abilities, henceforth, Manuel continued proceeding and when he was in school, he was at that point a great goalkeeper. 

By the 2006–07 campaign, Neuer was turning into a first-team player in the


. The goalkeeper assisted Schalke to win two cup titles in 2005 and 2011. In 2004, he took international titles for his nation at the under-18 and under-21 levels. 

Neuer was a shot-stopper famous for his fast reflexes. His leadership and special ability to precisely kick or throw the ball, frequently starting offensive moves, made him an astonishing


. Neuer nominated for the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year awards. The next year he helped


 win the UEFA Under-21 trophy, beating England 4–0 in the final.

Joining Bayern Munich in 2011


FC Bayern Munich signed Neuer a five-year contract in June 2011. At first, numerous Bayern fans were not happy due to the side's tight competition with Schalke, yet Neuer prevailed upon them, eminently by ending up in excess of 1,000 goalless minutes to break the shutout record set by Bayern legend Oliver Kahn. Be that as it may, after a conversation between fans agent and the club, it concurred that Neuer would be treated as a 

Bayern Munich


Neuer settled well in Bayern and proceeded to set a record for the best perfect clean sheets throughout the entire existence of the club in the wake of 1000 minutes without a goal. 

Neuer's reputation developed when he saved penalties from Real Madrid superstars Kaka and 

Cristiano Ronaldo

, and in the last game against Chelsea, he even scored in another shoot-out, however, Bayern lost the game. 

After a year, Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 2–1 in an all-German 

Champions League

 final at Wembley. The goalkeeper helped his team win the UEFA Super Cup just as the FIFA Club World Cup.  

Between 2012–13 and 2015–16, Neuer's flawless play supported Bayern Munich dominate in local competitions, with Bundesliga and DFB Pokal League and Cup doubles in all campaigns. He was additionally named the World Best Goalkeeper.

What's more, Bayern won Bundesliga trophy in 2014–15 and 2016–17, providing the club an extraordinary five back to back Bundesliga titles. 

In his 4th campaign with Bayern Munich, he was named German Footballer of The Year and was voted for the UEFA Team of the Year, just as including third in the Ballon d'Or.

In the wake of losing the DFL-Supercup for three progressive years, Neuer won the competition in 2016. That campaign, he earned a place in the FIFA Team of the Year.

International career

Neuer started competing for the German national side in 2009, in a game against the

United Arab Emirates

The next year, he showed up in his first World Cup, with Germany completing in the third spot. Neuer was chosen as Germany's main goalkeeper for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He just conceded one goal in the group stages. Neuer gave the ball directly to Miroslav Klose to score the initial goal against


, winning 4–1. 

At the 2014 World Cup, Neuer set a record of saving 86.2 percent and permitted just four goals in seven games. 

In the final, Germany won Argentina 1–0. Argentina didn't oversee one shot on goal to Neuer's skills to anticipate their moves and lessen their chances to score.

Manuel Neuer

won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Germany just as the Golden Glove prize for being the best goalkeeper in the competition. 

On 1 September 2016, The four-time world's best goalkeeper was named the new captain of the national side, after Bastian Schweinsteiger's retirement. On 17 June, Neuer captained his team for the first time in the

World Cup

in their opening match in which they lost 1–0 to Mexico in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Manuel Neuer made some great saves against Sweden with a 2-1 victory. Be that as it may, his team were knocked out in the wake of losing 2–0 to South Korea.

Mr. Reliable

Taking a gander at the 34-year-old's records and numbers essentially confirms his amazing status. 

After his transfer to Munich, he's kept a

clean sheet

record in an amazing 52% of his Bundesliga games and is presently close enough for the league's record only 9 short of Der Titan's 204. 

However, Neuer has arrived at his aggregate in 150 games less than Oliver Kahn. Manuel Neuer has twice made the league record for clean sheets, maintaining 20 out of 2014/15 and 2015/16, outperforming the past best record (19) set by Kahn in 2001/02. The unbelievable pair are right now both hold the record in the


with 33 each.

A wall in every respect

Not many goalkeepers can measure up to Neuer, who boasts the highest number of clean sheets in Europe's main five leagues after 2011/12 in spite of missing nearly the whole 2017/18 campaign. 

The 2014 World Cup victor is additionally among the best on the international level. 

Nobody has kept all the more clean sheets in Europe's major leagues since 2011/12 than Neuer. In 241 matches, the Bayern goalkeeper has kept the rivals under control 126 times. 

Gianluigi Buffon

with 124 of 243 matches and Thibaut Courtois with 123 from 288 games come close. Taking a gander at UCL matches, Neuer's status is even more bright. 

In the wake of joining Bayern Munich, he's kept 35 clean sheets in the tournament. There's an enormous gap to second with



ter Stegen

, and Buffon on 26.

An extra outfielder

In 2012, his dribbles against


demonstrated to everybody how great he is on the ball. 

The Bayern skipper isn't simply important in light of his saves on the goal. No goalkeeper reads the game better than him. After joining Bayern Munich, Neuer has the best

passing accuracy

record of all league goalkeepers at 82%. 

He has likewise rushed off his line more regularly than any other individual to nullify attacks on 157 events.

Winning it all

In his shining football career up until this point,


has nearly won everything possible for a European soccer player.

An eight-time


winner, four-time DFB Cup champion, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Super Cup, one FIFA Club World Cup, 4 DFL Supercups, and FIFA World Cup title winner. 

There is only one award that has implied him, the UEFA European Championships, where Germany have missed the mark with Neuer in the semi-finals two different times. 

At 34 years of age, he may even now get another opportunity to win another UEFA Champions League with Bayern Munich in the mid-year of 2020.

Nummer Eins

Since playing for


, Tapalovic has supported his protege, in the long run observing the newcomers currently becomes the ace. "I addressed Neuer," talked to Jupp Heynckes, Bayern manager then as now. I needed a goalkeeper of his level and character to develop his own abilities concerning the goalkeeping mentor. When Manuel discloses to me he needs to improve in specific areas and he can just do that with Tapalovic, I believe it's extremely awesome." 

Germany's national team has had a series of elite goalkeepers from Sepp Maier and Bodo Illgner to Oliver Kahn and Jens Lehmann. Manuel Neuer was only 24 when he succeeded the last two as his country's Nummer Eins or Number one at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 

The fact made Neuer Germany's third-youngest World Cup goalkeeper after Bodo Illgner, who was 23 when he began the 1990 tournament, and Wolfgang Fahrian, the 20-year-old at the 1962 finals.

Personal Life

The goalkeeper is a catholic and a religious individual. Neuer is a member of charities moving in the direction of the improvement of children in the provincial zones. 

Manuel wedded his long term sweetheart, Nina Weiss, in


. They had a religious wedding later in Italy. The couple dated for over 10 years before getting married in May 2017. 

He likewise happens to be a major big name in Germany and has shown up in 'Who needs to be a Millionaire'. The sum he won in the cause went directly to

Manuel Neuer charity


He was born in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. He went to Gesamtschule Berger Feld, in the same way as other remarkable soccer players.

His brother, Marcel Neuer is presently a football ref in the Verbandsliga. 

He started playing football when he was two and had his first match on 3 March 1991, 24 days ahead of his 5th birthday celebration. 

His icon as a youngster was German and former Schalke goalkeeper Jens Lehmann. 

As he is a Catholic, he loans his help to a Gelsenkirchen-based Catholic social group which fights against poverty just as a youth club run by the Amigonians and at the point when he won €500,000 in that show the amount was delivered for good causes.

He did the voiceover for character Frank McCay in the German edition of the 2013 Disney animation Monsters University.

After a wrong interpretation of his words "it would be acceptable if an expert soccer player came out in light of the fact that it would help other people to do likewise", a South American paper reasoned that Manuel was gay, which was taken up by numerous other news sources and has since been generally having faith in the Spanish speaking nations. In 2018,


were fined for their fans' homophobic serenades when Neuer had the ball during the World Cup game.

Some Fast Facts:

  • Name in home country

    : Manuel Peter Neuer

  • Date of birth

    : Mar 27, 1986

  • Place of birth

    : Gelsenkirchen Germany

  • Age

    : 34

  • Height

    : 1,93 m

  • Citizenship

    : Germany

  • Position

    : Goalkeeper

  • Foot

    : right

  • Player agent

    : PRO Profil GmbH

  • Current club

    : Bayern Munich

  • Joined

    : Jul 1, 2011

  • Contract expires

    : 30.06.2023

  • Date of last contract extension

    : May 20, 2020

  • Outfitter

    : Adidas

  • Spouse

    : Nina Weiss

  • Sibling

    : Marcel Neuer (Brother)

  • Zodiac sign

    : Aries

  • Parents

    : Peter Neuer (father); Marita Neuer (mother)

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Individual honors and awards:


  • Silbernes Lorbeerblatt: 2010, 2014

  • Footballer of the Year in Germany: 2011, 2014

  • ESM Team of the Year: 2011–12, 2012–13,[136] 2014–15

  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012

  • 2013 UEFA Champions League Final: Fans' Man of the Match

  • IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2013, 2014, 2015

  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the season: 2013–14, 2015–16

  • FIFA World Cup Golden Glove: 2014

  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2014

  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014

  • L'Équipe's player of the year: 2014

  • AIPS Athlete of the Year: 2014

  • AIPS Europe Athlete of the Year – Frank Taylor Trophy: 2014

  • Bundesliga Team of the Year: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17

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He Loves music

: Neuer, similar to us all, adores music and consistently updates his iPod with the most recent hits. His preferred music band is the famous Irish group U2 and his preferred song is 'No Games' by Serani. 


He Idolizes Jens Lehmann

: Germany has had legendary goalkeepers like Bodo Illigner and Oliver Kahn however Manuel's unequaled most loved goalkeeper is previous Arsenal man Jens Lehmann. He even considers him as the best goalkeeper of all time. 


He broke a long term Bayern Munich record in weeks

: Anybody realizes that Neuer is amazingly skilled however may not know exactly know how capable the goalkeeper is. He kept on over 1000 minutes clean sheet during his initial days at Allianz Arena, breaking long time Olivier Kahn's record all the while. 


He loves his hairstyle

: Neuer takes generally excellent consideration of his hair and has it cut each month so his haircut stays flawless. 


He is a foodie

: Most soccer players follow an incredibly unbending eating routine yet not Neuer. Regardless of being German, Neuer adores Italian food and consistently digs into pizza, pasta or other Italian savories in his free time. Actually he cherishes his food more than any of his peers. 


Manuel is a genuine competitor

: Football is not the only sport Neuer likes. The 34-year-old additionally appreciates skiing and tennis, which he did until he was 14 and is a fan of Tennis player Boris Becker. His preferred sports brand is Adidas. 


His brother Marcel is a football ref

: Neuer should be cautious on the off chance that he plays football with his brother Marcel being a ref in the German lower league, Verbandsliga. 


Loves his cars

: Like the vast majority of the German people, he is a car lover. You'd believe that being a professional soccer player he will only have Supersports cars however the humble goalkeeper drives a tiny little Volkswagen GTI Golf.

Neuer believes in charity

: Neuer is a soccer player with a kind nature and has given huge aggregates to charity. Neuer even has his own foundation, the Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation which supports children in the Ruhr district. They additionally donate athletic gear to youthful competitors who cannot stand to get some themselves. 

Net worth

: As of July 2020, Manuel Neuer has an estimated net worth of 40 million USD dollars. 

The fun-loving man

: Neuer adores voyaging and skiing. He is an astounding skier and loves going around with his companions. 

The book

: His biography has been written and edited by Evander Luther.




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