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Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer
Date of Birth:Mar 27, 1986 (Age 28)
Place of Birth:Gelsenkirchen
Nationality:Germany
Height:192 cm.
Weight:90 Kg.
Position:Goalkeeper
Squad Number:1
National Team Page: Germany
Manuel Neuer - Schalke 04
For Manuel Neuer, a dream has literally come true. The goalkeeper of FC Schalke 04 is playing for his hometown club at the highest level, the Bundesliga. Neuer went through the youth ranks of the team, starting when he was a five-year-old, and because of his Gelsenkirchen-Schalke origin, the now 23-year-old is a fan favourite. Neuer belongs to a new generation of young German goalkeepers and is fighting for a starting place at the World Cup.

Neuer played a vital role for the German Under-21 team in winning the European crown in 2009. He displays great reflexes, is fearless and likes to speed up the game with quick goal kicks. His performances have sparked the interest of clubs such as Bayern Munich and Manchester United.  


Did you know?

Although his club FC Schalke 04 has some serious financial worries, Neuer remains the only player at the club who is tagged ‘not for sale,’ even if his transfer could raise up to €15 million, manager Felix Magath plans to reject any potential offers.  


Awards

Under-21 European Champion 2009