89 Facts About Thomas Muller


Thomas Muller is a German professional footballer who plays for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

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Thomas Muller is widely considered as one of the best midfielders in the world.

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Thomas Muller has been praised for his positioning, teamwork, stamina, and work-rate, and has shown consistency in both scoring and creating goals.

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Thomas Muller is widely regarded as one of the best off-the-ball players of all time due to his immaculate positional awareness.

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Thomas Muller holds the record for the most assists given in the Bundesliga, with 152 assists.

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Thomas Muller earned a call-up to the German national team in 2010.

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Thomas Muller was named the Best Young Player of the tournament and won the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer, with five goals and three assists.

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In 2014, Thomas Muller was ranked the fifth-best footballer in the world by The Guardian.

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Thomas Muller is the most decorated German footballer in history, with 32 trophies.

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Thomas Muller played as a youth for TSV Pahl, and at the age of 10 he made the 50-kilometre journey to join local Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in 2000.

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Thomas Muller progressed through the youth system and was part of the team that finished runner-up in the Under 19 Bundesliga in 2007.

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Thomas Muller made his debut for the reserve team in March 2008 when he replaced Stephan Furstner in a Regionalliga match against SpVgg Unterhaching, in which he scored.

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Liga, and Thomas Muller established himself as a key player – he played in 32 out of 38 matches and scored 15 times to make him the league's fifth top scorer.

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Thomas Muller became involved in the first-team under then manager Jurgen Klinsmann; he appeared in pre-season friendlies, and made his full debut on 15 August 2008, when he came on as a substitute for Miroslav Klose for the last ten minutes of a Bundesliga match against Hamburger SV.

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Thomas Muller was prepared to be loaned or even transferred away to find first-team football, but when Louis van Gaal was appointed manager, both Thomas Muller and Badstuber became fixtures in the Bayern first team from the start of the season.

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In February 2010, Thomas Muller signed a new contract with Bayern Munich through 2013.

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Bayern and Thomas Muller were back in Berlin the following week, to face Werder Bremen in the final of the DFB-Pokal.

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Thomas Muller scored four goals and made two assists during the competition, which made him its leading scorer for the season.

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Thomas Muller felt particularly disappointed by this defeat, but he ended his first season as a first-team player with 52 matches played and 19 goals in all competitions.

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Thomas Muller returned from his post-World Cup break to sign another contract extension, this time extending his stay at Bayern until 2015.

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Thomas Muller was on the short-list of this year's FIFA Ballon d'Or award.

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Thomas Muller provided two assists in Bayern's win over VfB Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal.

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On 19 May 2012, Thomas Muller scored the opening goal in the 83rd minute of the Champions League final against Chelsea with a powerful header, before being substituted for defender Daniel Van Buyten moments later.

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Thomas Muller stated post match how dissatisfied he was about the amount of time he had spent on the bench recently, although expressed his desire to stay at Bayern in spite of this.

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Thomas Muller finished as the tournament's top scorer with eight goals in five appearances.

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Thomas Muller finished the season by scoring 13 goals in 31 league matches, eight goals in five DFB-Pokal matches, and five goals in 12 Champions League matches.

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Thomas Muller finished the season with 13 goals in 32 league matches, a goal in five DFB-Pokal matches, and seven goals in ten Champions League matches.

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Thomas Muller started the season by playing in the DFL-Supercup against VfL Wolfsburg.

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Thomas Muller started the league season with two goals against Hamburger SV, a goal against 1899 Hoffenheim, two goals against Bayer Leverkusen, and a goal against FC Augsburg in the first four matchdays.

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Thomas Muller had scored from the penalty spot against Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg.

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Thomas Muller failed to score in his next three Bundesliga matches.

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Thomas Muller failed to convert a penalty shot against Mainz 05 on matchday seven.

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Thomas Muller scored two goals against Wolfsburg in the second round of the DFB-Pokal, and in Champions League, two goals against Olympiacos, two goals against Arsenal, and a goal in the return leg against Olympiacos.

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In scoring in the home win over Olympiacos, Thomas Muller became the youngest player to win 50 UEFA Champions League games, beating the record of Lionel Messi by 14 months.

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Thomas Muller failed to convert his penalty shot in the match and finished the group stage with five goals from six appearances.

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On 18 December 2015, Thomas Muller signed a new contract with Bayern, keeping him at the club until 2021.

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Thomas Muller finished the first half of the league with 14 goals from 17 appearances.

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Thomas Muller had scored 21 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions up until the winter break.

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On 3 May 2016, Thomas Muller had a penalty kick saved by Jan Oblak in the Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Atletico Madrid.

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Thomas Muller finished the season by scoring 20 goals in 31 league matches, 4 goals in 5 German Cup matches, and 8 goals in 12 Champions League matches.

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Thomas Muller started the season by winning and scoring in the 2016 German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund on 14 August 2016.

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Thomas Muller was often benched for the important matches in Europe and in the Bundesliga.

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Thomas Muller played in the opening 67 minutes before being replaced by Kingsley Coman.

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On 20 February 2018, Thomas Muller scored two goals against Besiktas in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.

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Thomas Muller finished the season with 15 goals in 45 matches in all Competitions.

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Thomas Muller scored in the first two matchdays in the Bundesliga season.

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Thomas Muller scored in the second round of the German Cup against SV Rodinghausen.

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Thomas Muller scored two goals against Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga on 24 November 2018.

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On 12 December 2018, Thomas Muller played his 105th Champions League match in a match against Ajax and therefore leveling former club legend Philipp Lahm as the record appearance holder in the Champions League at Bayern.

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In that same match, Thomas Muller was sent off for the first time in his career for a straight red card.

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On 15 December 2018, Thomas Muller made his 300th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern against Hannover 96.

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On 18 May 2019, Thomas Muller won his seventh consecutive Bundesliga title as Bayern finished two points above Dortmund with 78 points.

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Thomas Muller finished the season with 9 goals in 45 matches in all competitions.

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On 2 November 2019, Thomas Muller made his 500th competitive appearance for Bayern, becoming the 10th Bayern player to reach this mark since the club's promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965.

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On 7 April 2020, Thomas Muller pegged a contract extension keeping him at Bayern until 2023.

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Thomas Muller recorded his 20th assist of the Bundesliga season in an away match against Bayer Leverkusen on matchday 30, breaking the record for most assists in a season, previously held by Kevin De Bruyne and Emil Forsberg.

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Thomas Muller provided another assist in an away match against Wolfsburg on Matchday 34, to finish off the season with a record of 21 assists.

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Thomas Muller finished the season by scoring 8 goals in 33 league matches, two goals in six German Cup matches, and 4 goals in 10 Champions League matches.

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Thomas Muller later managed to win the UEFA Super Cup and DFL-Supercup to be his 27th trophy of his club career; hence, he became the most decorated player in German history, breaking the previous record of 26 trophies won by his former Bayern teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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Thomas Muller won his ninth consecutive Bundesliga title as Bayern finished the league in first place with 78 points, 13 points ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund.

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Thomas Muller finished the season by scoring 15 goals in 46 matches in all Competitions.

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Thomas Muller represented Germany at various youth levels, starting with the under-16s in 2004.

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Thomas Muller was back in the senior squad for its next get-together, a training session in Sindelfingen in January 2010, and was named in the squad for the following match, a friendly against Argentina in March.

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Thomas Muller made his debut in this game in the starting XI at the Allianz Arena, his home stadium with Bayern.

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Thomas Muller was named in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup along with seven other Bayern Munich players.

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Thomas Muller was allocated the number 13, normally worn by injured captain Michael Ballack, and previously worn by Muller's eponym Gerd.

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Thomas Muller said that he felt far more nervous during the Spain game than any he was able to play.

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Thomas Muller earned the Golden Boot with these goals and his three assists.

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Thomas Muller won the Best Young Player Award over fellow nominees Andre Ayew of Ghana and Giovani dos Santos of Mexico.

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Thomas Muller was included in Joachim Low's squad for Euro 2012, where the Germans were knocked out in the semi-finals by Italy.

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Thomas Muller denied that he had "overplayed" the situation leading to the red card.

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On 26 June, Thomas Muller scored the only goal of the final group match against the United States to help the Germans win Group G and dispelled fear of collusion between German coach Joachim Low and American coach Jurgen Klinsmann to play to a result that benefited both Germany and the US as had occurred in 1982.

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Thomas Muller became only the third player to score at least five goals in each of his first two World Cups.

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Thomas Muller featured in nine of ten matches during Germany's qualifying campaign for UEFA Euro 2016, scoring nine goals as Germany topped their qualifying group to qualify for Euro 2016.

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Thomas Muller started in all six matches that Germany played at the Euro 2016 finals.

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Thomas Muller's poor run of form throughout the tournament hindered Germany's chances, and they would be eliminated by hosts France in the semi-finals.

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Thomas Muller exited the competition without adding a goal to his name at the European Championship.

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Thomas Muller was selected in Germany's final 23-man squad by manager Joachim Low for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Thomas Muller played in all three matches for Germany against Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

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Thomas Muller started against Mexico and Sweden, but came on as a substitute against South Korea.

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Thomas Muller did not manage to score a goal as Germany crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage for the first time since 1938.

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Thomas Muller said after the decision that he was "angry and surprised" why Low decided to drop him and his Bayern teammates.

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However, after Low later admitted in March 2021 that he was considering reversing his decision and allowing the previously barred players to partake in the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020, Thomas Muller insisted he was "definitely ready" to return to international duty, stating his desire to win another title with Germany.

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Hence, Thomas Muller played 15 matches in the European Championship without scoring any goal.

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Thomas Muller has been used in a central attacking role as an out-and-out striker on occasion, or even as a second striker.

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Thomas Muller has been particularly noted for his composure; former Germany manager Joachim Low said he is "impervious to pressure" and former Bayern manager Louis van Gaal said he has tremendous mental strength.

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Thomas Muller grew up in the nearby village of Pahl, which became the centre of media attention during his World Cup exploits.

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Thomas Muller's parents are Klaudia and Gerhard, and he has a brother, Simon, who is two and a half years younger.

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Thomas Muller married his long-time girlfriend Lisa Trede, a semi-professional equestrian who works on a farm, in December 2009 after being engaged for two years.

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