Thomas Müller (born 13 September 1989) is a German professional footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. Müller plays as a midfielder or forward, and has been deployed in a variety of attacking roles – as an attacking midfielder, second striker, centre forward and on either wing. He has been praised for his positioning, teamwork and stamina, work-rate, and has shown consistency in scoring and creating goals.

A product of Bayern’s youth system, he made his first-team breakthrough in the 2009–10 season after Louis van Gaal was appointed as the main coach; he played almost every game as the club won the league and cup double and reached the Champions League final. Müller scored 23 goals in the 2012–13 season as Bayern won a historic treble; the league title, cup and Champions League.

Müller’s role can be described as an attacking all-rounder, a player able to play in a variety of forward positions. As he came through the youth system, he was seen primarily as a midfielder, but since breaking into the first-team he has been used in more forward roles. Both Bayern Munich and the Germany national team usually play a 4-2-3-1 formation, and Müller is most often part of the three attacking midfielders behind the central striker. He can play in any of the attacking midfield roles but usually plays in the center for Bayern Munich, and on the right for Germany. He has been used as an out-and-out striker on occasion.

Müller has been praised for his maturity, pace, technique, awareness and positioning. He has been particularly noted for his composure; Germany manager Joachim Löw said he is “impervious to pressure” and former Bayern manager Louis van Gaal said he has tremendous mental strength. A consistent scorer and creator of goals, he describes himself as a player who can find gaps in the opposition defence but not particularly good at dribbling or one-on-ones. Müller describes this role as Raumdeuter, a term that translates to “interpreter of space.” During 2014 World Cup, Germany manager Joachim Löw stated that Müller “is a very unorthodox player and you can’t really predict his lines of running, but he has one aim and that is ‘how can I score a goal?”.

Müller earned a call-up to the German national team in 2010. At the 2010 World Cup he scored five goals in six appearances as Germany finished in third place. He was named the Best Young Player of the tournament and won the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer, with five goals and three assists. At the 2014 World Cup he played a major role in helping the team win the trophy, scoring five goals and receiving the Silver Boot as the tournament’s second top goalscorer, and was also named in the World Cup All Star XI.

In 2014, Müller was ranked the fifth-best footballer in the world by The Guardian.

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Wir haben beim Grillfest auf dem Reiterhof ausgezeichnet gegessen. 😁

Schönen Sonntag noch, euer Thomas
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Prost von der Wiesn! :-)

Heute leider ohne meine Frau Lisa Müller, die auf einem Reitturnier im Einsatz ist.

Genießt das schöne Wetter!
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Ein paar Einblicke in den Mannschaftsbesuch des FC Bayern München auf dem Oktoberfest.

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Wiesn-Zeit für unsere Jungs! 🍻 🎡 #MiaSanMia

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Manchmal gibt`s auch wichtigere Dinge im Leben als Fußball.
Am Sonntag sind die Bundestagswahlen in Deutschland.

Ich schätze die Demokratie in unserem Land. Deshalb gehe ich zur Wahl und hoffe, dass möglichst viele Deutsche von diesem wichtigen Recht Gebrauch machen. Denn jede Stimme zählt!
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Die Leistung am Samstag war gut. Jetzt müssen wir aber versuchen, diesen Schwung und den Spielwitz in die nächsten Spiele mitzunehmen.

Denn morgen müssen wir schon wieder auf Schalke ran und am Freitag kommt der VfL Wolfsburg in die Allianz Arena.

Bis bald, euer Thomas
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