Despite his unconventional brand of football, Thomas Muller offers a potent goalscoring threat, particularly at major tournaments. His penchant for popping up in unusual positions once prompted him to describe his own role as Raumdeuter – an “interpreter of space”.
The 28-year-old has played for Bayern Munich since the age of ten, going on to win numerous domestic championship titles, the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup. He is generally deployed either just behind the main striker, up front, or on the right side of midfield.
In addition to his club accolades, Muller’s greatest success has been with the national team, winning his first cap in 2010 before his five goals at that year’s FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa earned him both the adidas Golden Boot and the Best Young Player award. He netted another five times in Germany’s triumph at Brazil 2014.