|Estimated value:||€45 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||footballer|
Thomas Müller is an attacking soccer player who has been playing for FC Bayern Munich since 2000, first as a youth and then as a professional. He had moved there from his youth club TSV Pähl so early because of his great talent. In 2014 he became world champion with the German national football team, and he also won the German championship and DFB cups several times.
Born in Pühl in 1989, he was an altar boy in the local church in his youth. Thomas Müller attended high school in Weilheim, where he passed his Abitur in 2008. He got married in 2009, even before he had made his big breakthrough in professional football. Already in the D youth, namely in 2000, he switched from his home club to FC Bayern Munich. He was always kept there and transferred to the next higher age group. In 2007 he was with the A youth of FC Bayern Munich Southwest champion and second in the German championship.
Since the single-track 3rd league was newly founded in 2008, Thomas Müller completed his first season with the seniors in this league. He played 35 times here with Bayern Munich II between 2007 and 2009, scoring 16 goals. But Jürgen Klinsmann included him in the Bundesliga squad of FC Bayern Munich for the 2008/09 season. On his debut in the Bundesliga, he came on as a substitute for Miroslav Klose on August 15, 2008, but continued to play in the 3rd division.
Only the new coach Louis van Gaal should finally rely on his services, although Thomas Müller has remained loyal to his club ever since.
Under Louis van Gaal, he was immediately part of the extended circle of the professional team and also made repeated appearances. After his first goals in the Bundesliga in September 2009 at Borussia Dortmund, he became a regular player under van Gaal, which has only changed in individual, short phases to date, most recently under coach Niko Kovac, who is already history at FC Bayern.
In the following years he scored 112 goals in 335 league games at the end of 2019. In his first season as a professional player he had won the German Championship and the DFB Cup in 2010, thus the coveted “double”, which many more will follow should. But initially there were a few setbacks to cope with, especially in 2012 when you only finished second in the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the DFB Cup.
In 2010, however, Thomas Müller was taken to the World Cup in South Africa by national coach Jogi Löw because of his extreme callousness. Here he was the third German after Gerd Müller and Miroslav Klose to become the top scorer in the World Cup with five goals and three assists.
In 2013, his team at FC Bayern came together to the point where they finally managed to win the Champions League. In addition, Thomas Müller and his club again won the national double, thus the “triple” overall, a unique event in the history of FC Bayern Munich.
In the years from 2013 to 2019, he won the German championship seven times in a row and a total of five times the double with his Bayern Munich team.
The absolute highlight of his career is winning the 2014 World Cup. Back then, like at the 2010 World Cup, Müller also scored five goals during the tournament. Added to this are his now eight titles as German champion. Should he become champion again in his career, he would be able to catch up with the record holder at German championships, Franck Ribery, and even overtake him later on. He also won the Champions League in 2013 after losing the Champions League final in 2010 and 2012. In individual terms, he won the top scorer at the 2010 World Cup and the Silver Ball and Silver Shoe at the 2014 World Cup.
“It was like being in a barbecue booth. That’s when you first notice what a fascinating structure such a cactus is, not to die there.”
“We busted our asses, won the game and it’s good. When we play like the ballerinas, they say we don’t have any guys on the team.”
“I’m starting to feel like I can do more with my left foot than just fetch beers.”
“For once, I hit him the way I wanted – so that’s possible too!”
Up until the 2019/20 season, FC Bayern Munich had never lost a Bundesliga game if Thomas Müller had scored a goal in that game. That only changed 11 years after his debut in the Bundesliga.
His wife Lisa Müller is a professional dressage rider and won her first international test in Stuttgart in 2019.
The two starred in an episode of the series Hubert and Staller in 2017.
|Estimated value:||€45 million|