- Madame Tussauds Berlin, Football stadium
Facts about our world champion
- Growing up in Gelsenkirchen, Neuer attended the comprehensive school Berger Feld, which is also known as a football part-intern. In addition to Neuer, more than two dozen graduates made it from this boarding school in professional football leagues. Among them Are Neuer's colleagues from the 2014 World Cup team, Benedikt Höwedes and Mesut Özil. In 1991 Neuer joined the youth team of FC Schalke 04 and was repeatedly used in the U19 squad in the second team until his professional contract in 2005. At the age of 20, he was finally appointed as the youngest permanent goalkeeper in the Bundesliga. In the summer of 2011, Manuel Neuer moved from Schalke 04 to Bayern Munich. There he set various records and, for example, remained an incredible 1147 minutes without a goal and won the German Championship on the 28th matchday in the 2012/2013 season.
- During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Neuer was used as a goalkeeper six times. In 2014, Manuel Neuer, with his unmistakable parades and his unique involvement in the game on the field, played a huge part in the first title win of the DFB selection since 1996 and the fourth world title after 1954, 1974 and 1990. With 244 successful passes, Neuer managed two more than Lionel Messi. He was also awarded the Golden Glove as the tournament's best goalkeeper. With the Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation, Neuer supports projects for disadvantaged children.
- Since the end of January 2015, the wax figure of Manuel Neuer has been standing at Madame Tussauds Berlin. It was revealed by him personally with the words "That's 100% Manuel Neuer." After up to 20 artists worked on the figure in the workshops in London, it can now be admired by visitors in a pose typical of Manuel Neuer. The wax figure shows the top athlete during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, just before winning the title.