Thomas Müller

Zone Soccer Player | Thomas Müller | A product of Bayern's youth system, he made his first-team breakthrough in the 2009-10 season after Louis van Gaal was appointed as the main coach; he played almost every game as the club won the league and cup double and reached the Champions League final. This accomplishment earned him an international call-up, and at the end of the season he was named in Germany's squad for the 2010 World Cup, where he scored five goals in six appearances as the team finished in third place. He was named as the Best Young Player of the tournament and won the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer, with five goals and three assists.

The Following season, Bayern's second string qualified for the newly formed 3rd League, and Müller established Himself as a key player - he played in 32 out of 38 matches and scored 15 times to the make him the league's fifth top scorer.

In February 2009, Mueller signed his first contract for the senior team, a two year deal effective from the 2009-10 season, along with team-mate reserve Holger Badstuber. In the first few matches Müller was a regular substitute, and on 12 September 2009, he was Brought on against Borussia Dortmund and scored two goals in a 5-1 victory. In February 2010, Müller signed a new contract with Bayern Munich through 2013. In April 2010, he scored the second goal in a 2-1 win against title rivals Schalke 04, and in the Penultimate league match of the season, he scored the first hat-trick of his career, in a 3-1 win over Bochum Effectively the which secured the German title for Bayern Munich. The title was confirmed a week later with a 3-1 win at Hertha BSC, Müller started the which a match.

Müller returned from his post-World Cup break to sign another contract extension, this time extending his stay at Bayern until 2015. Two weeks later he scored the opening goal of Bayern's league season in a 2-1 home win against VfL Wolfsburg. Müller played in every match of the first half of the season, usually as a starter, but as the team struggled for results, Müller was Unable to match the previous season's goalscoring exploits, being dropped to the bench, and even receiving a telling off from Louis van Gaal after missing an easy chance in a 2-0 defeat against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in August. Müller started all ten of Germany's qualifiers for Euro 2012, as the team qualified for the finals with a 100% record.

Personal information
Full name Thomas Müller
Date of birth 13 September 1989 (age 22)
Place of birth Weilheim, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward

Club information
Current club Bayern Munich
Number 25

Youth career
TSV 1993-2000 Pahl
Bayern Munich 2000-2007

Senior career
years Team
2007-2009 Bayern Munich II 35 (16)
2008-Bayern Munich 98 (29)

National team
2004-2005 Germany U16 6 (4)
2007 Germany U19 1 (0)
2008 Germany U20 1 (1)
2009-2010 Germany U21 6 (1)
2010-Germany 26 (10)


Bayern Munich
     Bundesliga (1): 2010
     DFB-Pokal (1): 2010
     DFL-Supercup (1): 2010
     UEFA Champions League Runner-up: 2010

     Third place FIFA World Cup: 2010

     FIFA World Cup Golden Boot (1): 2010
     FIFA World Cup Best Young Player (1): 2010
     Bayerischer Sportpreis (1): 2010
     Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (1): 2010
     VDV Newcomer of the Year (1): 2010
     World Soccer Young Player of the Year (1): 2010
     Bravo Award: 2010
     FIFA Ballon d'Or Shortlist nominee (2010 15th place, 2011 13th place)

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