Germany is a sports-crazy nation. And if you don’t believe us, check this. In 2006, about 27.5 million people were members of the more than 91,000 sport clubs in Germany. And the numbers are growing ever since then. Having said that, it is only natural to understand that the country is home to greatest sporting legends, who have been masters of their game! Football, basketball, handball, ice hockey, motor sports, tennis, cycling, chess, boxing - name any and you would have a German in its list of world-class players from across the globe. German sportsperson have made their country stand tall on the world sporting forum with their glorious victories and triumphs. Be it footballer Miroslav Klose and his 71 goals record or Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel’s Formula One Championship trophies, Steffi Graf’s tennis titles or Margit Schumann’s Winter Olympics medals, Emanuel Chasker’s chess champion record or Bernard Langer and Martin Kaymer’s golfing glories, German sports people have dominated every game and made their country proud. They are blessed with mental strength, strong determination and undying passion which help them become masters of any format. With this segment, find out in details about the life and career of famous German sports personalities.
Michael SchumacherMichael Schumacher
03 January 1969
Racing driver
Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp
16 June 1967
Football Manager

Sebastian VettelSebastian Vettel
03 July 1987
Racing Driver

Steffi GrafSteffi Graf
14 June 1969
Tennis player

Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki
19 June 1978
Basketball Player

Leroy SanéLeroy Sané
11 January 1996
Footballer
Angelique KerberAngelique Kerber
18 January 1988
Tennis player

Kevin-Prince BoatengKevin-Prince Boateng
06 March 1987
Football Player

Nico RosbergNico Rosberg
27 June 1985
Formula One Racing Driver

Manuel Neuer Manuel Neuer
27 March 1986
Football Player
Toni KroosToni Kroos
04 January 1990
Footballer

Marco ReusMarco Reus
31 May 1989
Footballer
Thomas MüllerThomas Müller
13 September 1989
Footballer

Mario GötzeMario Götze
03 June 1992
Football Player

Boris  BeckerBoris Becker
22 November 1967
Former World No. 1 Tennis Star
Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose
09 June 1978
German Footballer

Gerd MüllerGerd Müller
03 November 1945
Former German Footballer
Lukas PodolskiLukas Podolski
04 June 1985
Footballer

Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer
11 September 1945
Former German Footballer

Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann
30 July 1964
Football Player
Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
24 June 1945
Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix

Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
21 March 1961
Former German Footballer
Mario GómezMario Gómez
10 July 1985
Footballer

Jupp HeynckesJupp Heynckes
09 May 1945
Football Player, Coach

Paul BreitnerPaul Breitner
05 September 1951
Former German Footballer

Mesut OzilMesut Ozil
15 October 1988
Footballer
Serge GnabrySerge Gnabry
14 July 1995
Association football player
Joël MatipJoël Matip
08 August 1991
Association football player

Bastian SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
01 August 1984
Association football player

Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,

Mike VrabelMike Vrabel
14 August 1975
American football coach
Emre CanEmre Can
12 January 1994
Association football player

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Mats HummelsMats Hummels
16 December 1988
Association football player

Loris KariusLoris Karius
22 June 1993
association football player

Shkodran MustafiShkodran Mustafi
17 April 1992
Association football player

Bert TrautmannBert Trautmann
22 October 1923
Association football player, Association football
Timo WernerTimo Werner
06 March 1996
Association football player

Marko MarinMarko Marin
13 March 1989
Association football player
Michael BallackMichael Ballack
26 September 1976
Association football player

Jérôme BoatengJérôme Boateng
03 September 1988
Association football player

Nico HülkenbergNico Hülkenberg
19 August 1987
Racecar driver
Lewis HoltbyLewis Holtby
18 September 1990
Association football player

Shawn BradleyShawn Bradley
22 March 1972
Basketball player
Sami KhediraSami Khedira
04 April 1987
Association football player

Oliver KahnOliver Kahn
15 June 1969
Association football player

Ralf SchumacherRalf Schumacher
30 June 1975
Formula One driver

Thomas TuchelThomas Tuchel
29 August 1973
Association football player, Association football

Tommy HaasTommy Haas
03 April 1978
Tennis player
Ralph KruegerRalph Krueger
31 August 1959
Ice hockey player

Philipp LahmPhilipp Lahm
11 November 1983
Association football player, Autobiographer

Kevin TrappKevin Trapp
08 July 1990
Association football player

Honus WagnerHonus Wagner
24 February 1874
Baseballer
Per MertesackerPer Mertesacker
29 September 1984
Association football player

Leon GoretzkaLeon Goretzka
06 February 1995
Association football player
Max SchmelingMax Schmeling
28 September 1905
Boxer

Karl-Heinz RummeniggeKarl-Heinz Rummenigge
25 September 1955
Association football player, Executive board

Detlef SchrempfDetlef Schrempf
21 January 1963
Basketball player, Basketball coach
Eugen SandowEugen Sandow
02 April 1867
Bodybuilder

Robert HuthRobert Huth
18 August 1984
Association football player
Jens LehmannJens Lehmann
10 November 1969
Association football player, Actor

Sabine LisickiSabine Lisicki
22 September 1989
Tennis player

Christoph MetzelderChristoph Metzelder
05 November 1980
Association football player
Katarina WittKatarina Witt
03 December 1965
Actor, Figure skater

Birgit PrinzBirgit Prinz
25 October 1977
Association football player, Psychologist
Julia GörgesJulia Görges
02 November 1988
German tennis player

Bernhard LangerBernhard Langer
27 August 1957
Golfer

Lilli PalmerLilli Palmer
24 May 1914
Actor, Writer, Table tennis player, Autobiographer

Ralf RangnickRalf Rangnick
29 June 1958
Association football player, Association football
Andrea PetkovicAndrea Petkovic
09 September 1987
Tennis player
Mark SchwarzerMark Schwarzer
06 October 1972
Association football player

Max KruseMax Kruse
19 March 1988
Association football player

Pascal WehrleinPascal Wehrlein
18 October 1994
Racecar driver

Matthias SammerMatthias Sammer
05 September 1967
Association football player, Association football
Dany HeatleyDany Heatley
21 January 1981
Ice hockey player

Robert EnkeRobert Enke
24 August 1977
Association football player

Thomas HitzlspergerThomas Hitzlsperger
05 April 1982
Association football player

Nick HeidfeldNick Heidfeld
10 May 1977
Formula One driver

Wilhelm von HomburgWilhelm von Homburg
25 August 1940
Actor, Boxer
Riccardo MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
18 January 1985
Association football player

Sabine SchmitzSabine Schmitz
14 May 1969
Television presenter, Racecar driver, Socialite
Karsten BraaschKarsten Braasch
14 July 1967
Tennis player

Dietmar HamannDietmar Hamann
27 August 1973
Association football player, Association football

Felix MagathFelix Magath
26 July 1953
Association football player, Association football
Aribert HeimAribert Heim
28 June 1914
Military physician, Ice hockey player, Torturer,

Rudi VöllerRudi Völler
13 April 1960
Footballer
Lars BenderLars Bender
27 April 1989
Association football player

Gedion ZelalemGedion Zelalem
26 January 1997
Association football player

Sebastian RudySebastian Rudy
28 February 1990
Footballer

Holger BadstuberHolger Badstuber
13 March 1989
Association football player
Philipp KohlschreiberPhilipp Kohlschreiber
16 October 1983
Tennis player

Dennis SiverDennis Siver
13 January 1979
Mixed martial artist, Taekwondo athlete, Kickboxer
Matthias GinterMatthias Ginter
19 January 1994
Association football player

Ömer ToprakÖmer Toprak
21 July 1989
Association football player
Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
 

Benedikt HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
29 February 1988
Footballer
Adrian SutilAdrian Sutil
11 January 1983
Formula One driver