There are few football players worldwide with a similarly impressive career as Lothar Matthäus.
He is World Champion, European Champion, has won the German championship seven times with Bayern Munich and can count three DFB-Cup championships, as well as the UEFA-Cup championship with Bayern Munich and Inter Milan amongst his successes. He was in the Champions League final twice and runner-up world champion two times.
The extraordinary successes of his career are due to his self-discipline, a highly competitive nature, amazing natural talent and his passion for football.
• He took part in five World Cups, four European Championships and is the most capped German player with a total of 150 appearances.
• Lothar Matthäus captained Germany to its third World Championship in 1990 and is one of only four honorary captains of the German national team.
• In 2004 Lothar Matthäus was included in the FIFA 100 list of the best living football players.
• He is the only football player to have been honoured as World Athlete of the Year in 1990.
Following 20 years as a national team player Lothar Matthäus began his successful career as team manager in 2001.
His international on-pitch experience led to coaching commitments on a club team level in Serbia, Austria, Brazil and Israel and on a national team level in Hungary and Bulgaria.
His offensive playing tactic and leadership qualities led to a series of successes. He won the Austrian and Serbian championships, led Partizan Belgrade to the Champions League and achieved a remarkable away win against Germany with the Hungarian national team.
• Champion with Partizan Belgrade in 2002-2003
• Participated in the Champions League with Partizan Belgrade
• Champion with Red Bull Salzburg in 2006-2007
• Hungary 2004–2006
• Bulgaria 2010–2011
With his passion for football, his incomparable experience and analytical judgment Lothar Matthäus is the ideal TV pundit and football columnist.
Few other experts can share such experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding of modern football with fans, readers and audiences worldwide.
His sharp observations and outspoken, honest opinions are highly respected and are precise, valuable and reliable, but always fair – like Lothar Matthäus the player.
• Key commentator at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup and at the UEFA European Championship 2016 for several broadcasters
• Weekly TV expert for Sky Germany on the Top Game of the Week
• Weekly column in Germany’s leading sports magazine Sport Bild
• Regular international TV appearances, interviews and online columns
• 2016 Facebook Award for the top sport expert
• 2017 German Sportsjournalist Award
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