|Manuel Neuer Quick Look|
|Date of Birth||March 27, 1986|
|Birth Place||Gelsenkirchen, Germany|
Manuel Peter Neuer is a German professional footballer who represents his national side Germany in international football. He plays as a goalkeeper for Germany and club teams.
- Manuel Neuer’s height is considered to be 6 ft 4 in or 193 cm.
- He wears shirt number #1 while playing for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.
- For his youth career, he played football for Schalke 04 from 1991 to 2005.
- In 2009, Neuer started playing football for the senior national team of Germany.
- Because of his unique playing style and speed, Neuer has been titled as “sweeper-keeper”.
- IFFHS has termed him the best goalkeeper of the decade from 2011 to 2020.
- In 2014, he was voted 3rd for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were ahead of him.
- Manuel Neuer has a brother named Marcel who has worked as a football referee in the Verbandsliga.
- Growing up, he idolized German and former Schalke goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann.
- Manuel is Catholic.
- In May 2017, Neuer got married to Nina Weiss in Tannheim, Austria after dating for almost 2 years. However, they separated in 2020.
- In 2011 and 2014 each, he was the Footballer of the Year (Germany).
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