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Manuel Neuer is a German goalkeeper who is regarded as one of the best in the world today. He is a key member of the German national team as well as his hometown team, Bayern Munich, and is recognized for his quickness and accuracy in preventing the ball from reaching the goal. He earned the nickname ‘Sweeper Keeper’ thanks to his abilities, and he has worked hard to obtain it. He is the winner of the IFFHS World’s Top Goalkeeper Award and is considered the best goalkeeper in the world by football experts. Manuel received the Golden Glove trophy at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which is given to the best goalkeeper in the tournament, and played a key role in Germany’s World Cup victory. Manuel is largely regarded as one of the three best footballers of modern times, trailing only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of accolades. Manuel was appointed captain of the national squad for the 2018 World Cup and is the leading contender for the Golden Glove award for the second year in a row.

Childhood and Adolescence

Manuel Neuer was born on March 27, 1986, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and began playing football at the age of two. Manuel and his brother spent hours playing in the streets of their hometown, ignoring their education. His passion for the game intensified as he grew older, and he enrolled in Gesamtschule Berger Fled, exactly like his idol and famous footballer, Mesut Ozil.

Manuel made his professional debut in 1991, when he was only five years old. He was a member of Schalke’s youth system and outperformed everyone’s expectations. Manuel’s game improved as the coach focused on him and developed his talents; as a result, Manuel continued to improve, and by the time he was in high school, he was already a professional goalkeeper.

Career of Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer began his professional football career with Schalke 04 in Germany. He began his career as an amateur, but his abilities allowed him to advance through every age group, and he signed a professional deal with the club in 2005, although he was unable to make his first appearance on the field in his first season. However, in the second season, he was given the opportunity to play and did so admirably.

Manuel began playing for his team in the UEFA Champions League in the 2007-08 season, and in a knockout match against Porto, he made numerous saves to keep his team’s chances of winning alive, forcing the game to a stalemate, which led to penalties. He made the saves in the penalty shootout phase and guided his team to the quarterfinals.

He was nominated for the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year award for his outstanding league performance, but his club was unable to win. He appeared in 50 games for his squad during the season and emerged as a new star. He was given the captaincy of Schalke in 2010-11, and he showed to be an excellent captain by leading his team to the Champions League Semi-finals.

He faced a lot of backlash from Schalke fans when he revealed in 2011 that his contract with the club was coming to an end and that he wasn’t ready to extend it any further. Manuel later announced his transfer to Bayern Munich for a record-breaking 22 million German Euro, making him the second most expensive goalkeeper in history.

He stopped Kaka and Ronaldo from scoring penalty goals in a critical 2012 encounter against Real Madrid, securing his side’s place in the championship league semi-finals. However, despite his efforts, his team Munich fell to Chelsea in the finals, and Manuel concluded the season with 53 appearances.

Neuer began the following season with a triumph in the German Cup, then helped his team win the 2013 Champions League trophy. He finished the season with 31 Bundesliga matches and roughly 20 more appearances in various cups. Manuel received the German Footballer of the Year title as well as a spot in the UEFA Team of the Year for the 2014-15 season, which was better than the previous. Manuel finished the season with a total of 50 appearances.

Manuel began his international career in the big leagues in 2009, when he was named to the national squad for a tour of Asia. Manuel was a member of the German team in the 2010 World Cup and played well, saving many difficult goals for his team. In the 2012 Euro Cup, Manuel was a member of the team and played a key role in his team securing ten out of ten victories in the group stage.

Manuel performed admirably in the 2014 World Cup, leading his side to the finals, when the German squad met Argentina. In the finals, Manuel had a lot of work to do and saved a lot of goals. Germany went on to win the tournament, and Manuel was awarded the ‘Golden Glove’ for his outstanding goalkeeping performance.

Manuel was chosen for the 2016 Euro Cup and did not let any side to score against Germany in either of the group stage matches before Italy broke the streak with a goal. The game was extended to a penalty shootout, during which Manuel made some spectacular saves and guided his team to win, earning him the title of Man of the Match.

Personal Experiences of Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer is a devout Catholic and a devout religious. He is involved with charities that strive to improve the lives of children in rural areas.

Manuel married Nina Weiss, his long-term girlfriend, in Austria. Later in Italy, he had a religious ceremony for his wedding. Before marrying in May 2017, the pair dated for over a decade.

He’s also a major star in Germany, having been in the German version of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire,’ ‘Wer Wid Millionar.’ The money he received from the charity went to the Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation.

Estimated Net Worth

Manuel Neuer has a net worth of USD 40 million dollars as of June 2017.