With his incredibly precise passes and ability to read the game, Toni Kroos is a key figure in midfield for both Germany and Real Madrid.
After spending his formative years at Greifswald and Hansa Rostock, Kroos moved to Bayern Munich, where he made his first professional appearances. He was loaned out to Bayer Leverkusen eighteen months later before returning to Bayern to become a regular member of the starting line-up. After winning the treble in 2013, he left to join Real Madrid, where he has won several more titles and become the first German to win the UEFA Champions League four times.
Kroos represented his country at several youth levels and was presented with the adidas Golden Ball at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007. Four years after making his senior international debut in 2010, he became a world champion with Germany at Brazil 2014, scoring a brace in the legendary 7-1 semi-final win against the hosts to earn himself the man of the match award.