Biography of Manuel NeuerManuel Neuer is a living legend of German football, goalkeeper No. 1 and one of the most important players in the team building of the German squad. Today, his name inspires fear rivals and instills confidence in teammates. After all, excellent reflexes and the ability to subtly “read the game” make him just the perfect goalkeeper.
But what else do we know about this famous football player? How did his football career develop? What events played a crucial role in his fate and professional development? Our today's article devoted to one of the best goalkeepers in modern history of football will help you to understand all this.
Childhood and Family by Manuel NeuerThe future famous goalkeeper was born in one of the largest cities in Germany - Gelsenkirchen. The main football team in this region was the famous Schalke 04 club. Every child dreamed of this club, and our today's hero is no exception.
Manuel Neuer in childhood
According to the trainers Manuel, the choice of the game position was in many ways connected with the player’s excellent anthropometric data. A good goalkeeper must be distinguished by tall stature, excellent “jumping ability” and an excellent response - all of these qualities were also in the young player. That is why, already at an early age, Manuel Neuer became the permanent guardian of the gates of all the youth teams of Schalke 04. He had high hopes. And he fully justified them.
At seventeen, the young goalkeeper began to play for the Pitmen's reserve team in the Regional League (which at that moment was in fact the third largest division of German football). However, the professional player's career began with a series of defeats. At that time, the reserve team “Schalke” was rather weak, and therefore the goalkeeper always remained in fact the only stronghold of the whole team.
Manuel Neuer began his career at Schalke 04
Star Trek Footballer Manuel NeuerIn the 2005/2006 season, the place of the main goalkeeper in the team was occupied by the experienced and reliable goalkeeper Frank Rost, who for several years was the main goalkeeper of the club. It seemed that the young and promising Manuel was simply doomed to the role of the eternal reservist. However, in the near future, Frank Growth received a microtrauma, and our today's hero had the opportunity to prove himself in one of the games of the national championship.
Manuel Neuer goalkeeper Bavaria
This fact was noted by the then Schalke-04 coach Mirko Slomke, who decided to trust the young goalkeeper in the other matches of the season. In total, that year the goalkeeper played in 27 matches, in which he missed on average just under one ball per game.
Manuel Neuer plays video for Bavaria
Personal life of Manuel NeuerSince 2009, Manuel Neuer meets a girl named Katrin Gilh, who works in the modeling business.The meeting of two lovers occurred during one of the matches of the German national team. The young people really liked each other and began to communicate. Some time later, Catherine moved to her boyfriend in Gelsenkirchen. However, soon Neuer himself had to pack his bags. At this time, lovers settled in his hometown of Catherine - Munich. According to some reports, it was precisely the desire to be closer to his girlfriend that caused Neuer's transition from Schalke 04 to Bayern Munich.
Manuel Neuer with his girlfriend Catherine Gilh
Manuel neuer nowThis state of affairs made Manuel Neuer think about changing the club registration. In 2011, despite any persuasion from the leadership of the Pitmen, the goalkeeper refused to renew the contract and in June of the same year signed a five-year contract with Bayern Munich. As part of FC “Hollywood” (as Munich is often called), the player immediately became the main goalkeeper and was able to win the German Cup and Super Cup with the team, and also become the winner of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Champions League.
Manuel Neuer won in the program "Who wants to be a millionaire" 500 thousand euros
Currently, Manuel Neuer still protects the colors of Bavaria Munich and the Bundesmanshaft, dreaming of new victories and accomplishments.
Manuel Neuer. Saves
The German national team successfully performed at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, taking the first place. She beat Argentina in the final match with the score 1: 0. Manuel Neuer received the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper of the world championship.
Manuel is known as a goalkeeper, often leaving the gate. In the match with Wolfsburg, Manuel ran out of the gate and led the ball to the central half of the field, passing the ball to the Bavaria player. In the match against Chelsea for the Super Cup, the UEFA kicked the ball from the center of the field into the penalty area for the opponent, in that match Bayern equalized and won the penalty shootout.