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Date Of Birth : 21 March 1961
Position : Central Midfielder/ Libero
Nation : Germany
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Inter Milan, Bayern Munich
Caps : 150 Games (23 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 (25 Games)
Club Honours : 7 Times Bundesliga Champions
1 Time Italian Series A
2 Times DFB-Pokal
2 Times UEFA Cup (1991, 1996)
2 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (1987, 1999)
International Honours : 1990 FIFA World Cup Winners
1986 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1978 Bravo Award
1990 European Footballer Of The Year
1990 FIFA World Cup Silver Ball
1990 World Soccer Player Of The Year
1990 Onze d’Or
1991 FIFA World Player Of The Year
1991 Silver Ball European Footballer Of The Year
1991 Bronze Ball Onze d’Or
2 Times German Footballer Of The Year (1990, 1999)
1988 European Championship Team Of Tournament

“The Superman” Lothar Matthaus is a powerful dynamo midfielder, has played in five World Cups more than any other outfield player, and holds the record for the most World Cup appearances with 25 games. He also played in Euro 80, 84, 88, and 2000. He is the most capped German player of all time with 150. Maradona said about Matthäus "he is the best rival I've ever had. I guess that's enough to define him". During his career, he usually played as a box-to-box midfielder which was the centre of the team to operate both defensive and offensive games. Kicker Magazine rated him as a world-class player in World Cup 1986, 1990 and 8 international-class seasons as a midfielder in Bundesliga. However, He also reaches 3 world-class years at Inter Milan where he won many big individual awards. Aside from 1990 and 1991, He won 4th in Ballon’ Dor. Afterwards, He moved down to play as Libero, was rated a half world-class season and 5.5 seasons international-class, noted for his two years injury. He was renowned for his perceptive passing, positional sense, movement, tireless, acceleration and well-timed tackling, as well as his explosive shot. All in all, He played in professional level for 22 seasons. Matthaus was voted 15th World’s player of century in IFFHS’s poll and the same place in UEFA Jubilee’s poll.

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