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Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer

„Eventually, we will stop to celebrating, but we will smile every morning when we get up.”

  • Manuel Neuer grew up in Gelsenkirchen. There, he attended the comprehensive school named Berger Feld, a school renowed for many of its graduates making it into the professional football league, like Benedikt Höwedes and Mesut Özil. Already in 1991, Neuer joined the youth team of FC Schalke 04 and was employed in the U19 squad in the second team until his professional performance in 2005. At the age of 20, he was the youngest permanent goalkeeper in the German Bundesliga. In the summer of 2011, Manuel Neuer moved from FC Schalke 04 to FC Bayern München. There he set various records and stayed for example unbelievable 1147 minutes without conceding and won the German Championship in the 2012/2013 season on the 28th day.
  • During the FIFA World Cup in 2010 in South Africa, Neuer was appointed as a goalkeeper six times. In 2014, Manuel Neuer, with his distinctive parades and his unique involvement in the game, was one of the responsible kickers for the DFB's first selection of titles since 1996 and the fourth world title after 1954, 1974 and 1990. With 244 successful passes he performed even two more than Lionel Messi. In addition, he was awarded the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation supports New Projects for disadvantaged children.
  • Since the end of January 2015, the wax figure of Manuel Neuer has been at Madame Tussauds Berlin. It was unveiled by Manuel Neuer himself with the words "This is 100% Manuel Neuer." After up to 20 artists have worked on the figure at the studios in London, the wax figure can now be admired in typical Manuel Neuer pose by the visitors. The wax figure shows the top athlete during the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, just before winning the title.

Manuel Neuer


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„Eventually we will stop celebrating, but we will grin every morning when we get up."

Manuel Neuer