Manuel Peter Neuer is a professional football player who plays as a Goalkeeper for the German national team and the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. He captains both of his sides. His anticipation of the opponents by the field invasion earned him the “sweeper keeper” tag for 2011-2020. He has been named the Goalkeeper of the decade. He contributed to Germany’s World Cup victory in 2014.
Manuel Peter Neuer’s Early Life
Neuer was born on 27 March 1986 in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. At the age of two, he received his very first football, just before the 24 days of his 5th birthday. He had his first game on 3 March 1991. Neuer started his career at Schalke 04 where he claimed the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Ligapokal. However, Neuer’s inspiration was the local FC Schalke 04 goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, who he emulated by joining the team’s reserve squad after making his debut in the Regionalliga Nord during the 2003–04 campaign. By the 2006–07 Bundesliga season, Neuer started playing regularly for the first team. He participated in international competitions for his nation at the under-18 (2004) and under-21 levels while also helping Schalke win two domestic cup trophies (in 2005 and 2011).
Manuel Peter Neuer’s Career Highlights
Neuer was signed for Bayern Munich in the year 2011. Since then, he has won several 27 trophies in which he has claimed the Bundesliga title 10 times, including 2x UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE titles in 2013 and 2020. The most crucial moment of his career was in 2014 Neuer finished third just behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the FIFA Ballon d’Or award race. In the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP, Neuer was applauded as Germany’s number one Goalkeeper. He gives away only one goal during the group stages. Later, Neuer with Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Golden Glove award for being the tournament’s best goalie.
Manuel Peter Neuer’s Trophies
Neuer has bagged the German Championship a record number of “10 times.” He has been 6x times German Super Cup winner, the FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP, and the UEFA super cup and UEFA champions league winner 2x times. He claimed the high-priced trophy in the football world, which was the “FIFA WORLD CUP.”
Record held by Manuel Peter Neuer
Neuer has been named the World’s Best Goalkeeper for a total of 5x years, and he claimed the prize for four consecutive years from 2013-2016. He also won the European U-21 championship with the German national team. Neuer has a record of 200 clean sheets with Bayern Munich in merely 432 matches, which is 46% of clean sheets from his career. Neuer has spent a total of 24,705 minutes on the field, for which the expectancy of goals to be scored against him was 227.9, but he has only conceded a total of 190 goals which shows that he has managed to neglect almost 38 goals.