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Manuel Neuer

Published : Jan 12 2017 | Modified : Jan 12 2017

Manuel Peter Neuer was born on March 27, 1986 in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany. He was raised in Gelsenkirchen by his parents along with his siblings. His brother Marcel is a football referee. Manuel was interested in football since he was two years old. His first football game was in the 1991, he was fourteen. He began his career for Football club Schalke 04 and Schalke 04 II where he played from 1991 till 2011. During his youth and senior years Manuel was recommended himself as a goalkeeper who know how to use gloves, he showed his speed and endurance.

In the 2011 Manuel moved from his longtime team Schalke to Bayern Munich. In July of the same year he signed a contract for five years. He was cost about €22 million and became the second most expensive goalkeeper. During the years for Bayern Munih he became a team’s vice-captain.

In addition to his career to Bayern Munich he also is a member as well as the captain of the Germany national team. Previously Manuel played as the member of German youth team. From 2004 he played for Under-19 team. During 2006-2009 he was a goalkeeper of Under-21 and also won the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in the game against Sweden.

At the game against England team he didn't lose any ball and German team kept a clean sheet with their four goals. He became a national team player in the 2009 and made his first appearance on field for German during the tour of Asia in UAE. He played during UEFA Euro 2012 and was very active during this campaign. He actually started three matches of Germany in the oft-dubbed B -Group of Death. During the match against Portugal Manuel kept a clean sheet but lost one ball against Netherlands and one more at the match against Denmark team. He helped to Germany team to get ten wins from every ten games. During the World Cup of 2014 he showed his special sweeper-keeper style of the game.

During the FIFA World Cup Final against team of Argentina, Neuer was strong and professional and later he won an award of the Golden Glove for the tournament's best goalkeeper position. In the end of 2016 Neuer was finally named as a new captain of the German national team when his teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger was retired.

He also tried himself as a voice actor in the German version of animated motion picture "Monsters University", which was released by Disney in the 2013. Manuel is active in a charity work. He also founded the eponymous Kids Foundation. He is not married till now. Currently he is dating with his girlfriend Kathrin Gilch. As for his personal life, he has maintained to keep his profile very low so there is no any more information found related to his girlfriend. As he has been earning lucrative amount of salary, his net worth is expected to be around $9 million dollars.

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