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.
Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp
16 June 1967
Football Manager
Michael SchumacherMichael Schumacher
03 January 1969
Racing driver

Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki
19 June 1978
Basketball Player

Sebastian VettelSebastian Vettel
03 July 1987
Racing Driver

Leroy SanéLeroy Sané
11 January 1996
Footballer

Nico RosbergNico Rosberg
27 June 1985
Formula One Racing Driver
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
Manuel Neuer Manuel Neuer
27 March 1986
Football Player

Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann
30 July 1964
Football Player
Gerd MüllerGerd Müller
03 November 1945
Former German Footballer

Steffi GrafSteffi Graf
14 June 1969
Tennis player

Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose
09 June 1978
German Footballer
Lukas PodolskiLukas Podolski
04 June 1985
Footballer

Kevin-Prince BoatengKevin-Prince Boateng
06 March 1987
Football Player
Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer
11 September 1945
Former German Footballer

Boris  BeckerBoris Becker
22 November 1967
Former World No. 1 Tennis Star

Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
21 March 1961
Former German Footballer
Jupp HeynckesJupp Heynckes
09 May 1945
Football Player, Coach

Mario GómezMario Gómez
10 July 1985
Footballer
Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
24 June 1945
Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix

Angelique KerberAngelique Kerber
18 January 1988
Tennis player

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
Timo WernerTimo Werner
06 March 1996
Association football player

Bastian SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
01 August 1984
Association football player

Mike VrabelMike Vrabel
14 August 1975
American football coach

Bert TrautmannBert Trautmann
22 October 1923
Association football player, Association football
Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,

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Emre CanEmre Can
12 January 1994
Association football player

Joël MatipJoël Matip
08 August 1991
Association football player

Mats HummelsMats Hummels
16 December 1988
Association football player

Nico HülkenbergNico Hülkenberg
19 August 1987
Racecar driver
Loris KariusLoris Karius
22 June 1993
association football player

Robert EnkeRobert Enke
24 August 1977
Association football player
Michael BallackMichael Ballack
26 September 1976
Association football player

Shawn BradleyShawn Bradley
22 March 1972
Basketball player

Jérôme BoatengJérôme Boateng
03 September 1988
Association football player
Thomas TuchelThomas Tuchel
29 August 1973
Association football player, Association football

Per MertesackerPer Mertesacker
29 September 1984
Association football player
Shkodran MustafiShkodran Mustafi
17 April 1992
Association football player

Philipp LahmPhilipp Lahm
11 November 1983
Association football player, Autobiographer

Leon DraisaitlLeon Draisaitl
27 October 1995
Ice hockey player

Ralph KruegerRalph Krueger
31 August 1959
Ice hockey player

Oliver KahnOliver Kahn
15 June 1969
Association football player
Sami KhediraSami Khedira
04 April 1987
Association football player

Lewis HoltbyLewis Holtby
18 September 1990
Association football player

Marko MarinMarko Marin
13 March 1989
Association football player

Honus WagnerHonus Wagner
24 February 1874
Baseballer
Karl-Heinz RummeniggeKarl-Heinz Rummenigge
25 September 1955
Association football player, Executive board

Leon GoretzkaLeon Goretzka
06 February 1995
Association football player
Ralf SchumacherRalf Schumacher
30 June 1975
Formula One driver

Max SchmelingMax Schmeling
28 September 1905
Boxer

Katarina WittKatarina Witt
03 December 1965
Actor, Figure skater
Tommy HaasTommy Haas
03 April 1978
Tennis player

Robert HuthRobert Huth
18 August 1984
Association football player
Detlef SchrempfDetlef Schrempf
21 January 1963
Basketball player, Basketball coach

Eugen SandowEugen Sandow
02 April 1867
Bodybuilder

Jens LehmannJens Lehmann
10 November 1969
Association football player, Actor
Birgit PrinzBirgit Prinz
25 October 1977
Association football player, Psychologist

Julia GörgesJulia Görges
02 November 1988
German tennis player
Matthias SammerMatthias Sammer
05 September 1967
Association football player, Association football

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

Wilhelm von HomburgWilhelm von Homburg
25 August 1940
Actor, Boxer

Dany HeatleyDany Heatley
21 January 1981
Ice hockey player
Bernhard LangerBernhard Langer
27 August 1957
Golfer
Ralf RangnickRalf Rangnick
29 June 1958
Association football player, Association football

Kevin TrappKevin Trapp
08 July 1990
Association football player

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

Mark SchwarzerMark Schwarzer
06 October 1972
Association football player
Felix MagathFelix Magath
26 July 1953
Association football player, Association football

Riccardo MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
18 January 1985
Association football player

Markus BabbelMarkus Babbel
08 September 1972
Association football player, Association football

Thomas HitzlspergerThomas Hitzlsperger
05 April 1982
Association football player

Aribert HeimAribert Heim
28 June 1914
Military physician, Ice hockey player, Torturer,
Lars BenderLars Bender
27 April 1989
Association football player

Rudi VöllerRudi Völler
13 April 1960
Footballer
Marco HuckMarco Huck
11 November 1984
Boxer

Holger BadstuberHolger Badstuber
13 March 1989
Association football player

Sebastian RudySebastian Rudy
28 February 1990
Footballer
Matthias GinterMatthias Ginter
19 January 1994
Association football player

Philipp KohlschreiberPhilipp Kohlschreiber
16 October 1983
Tennis player
Oliver BierhoffOliver Bierhoff
01 May 1968
Association football player, Manager

Ottmar HitzfeldOttmar Hitzfeld
12 January 1949
Association football player, Association football

Adolph RuppAdolph Rupp
02 September 1901
Basketball coach

Pascal WehrleinPascal Wehrlein
18 October 1994
Racecar driver
Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
 

Benedikt HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
29 February 1988
Footballer
Gedion ZelalemGedion Zelalem
26 January 1997
Association football player

Bernd SchusterBernd Schuster
22 December 1959
Association football player, Association football
Dennis SiverDennis Siver
13 January 1979
Mixed martial artist, Taekwondo athlete, Kickboxer

Alexander MeierAlexander Meier
17 January 1983
Association football player
Nick HeidfeldNick Heidfeld
10 May 1977
Formula One driver