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

Leroy SanéLeroy Sané
11 January 1996

Manuel Neuer Manuel Neuer
27 March 1986
Football Player

Steffi GrafSteffi Graf
14 June 1969
Tennis player
Nico RosbergNico Rosberg
27 June 1985
Formula One Racing Driver

Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki
19 June 1978
Basketball Player

Thomas MüllerThomas Müller
13 September 1989
Mario GötzeMario Götze
03 June 1992
Football Player

Toni KroosToni Kroos
04 January 1990
Marco ReusMarco Reus
31 May 1989

Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose
09 June 1978
German Footballer

Gerd MüllerGerd Müller
03 November 1945
Former German Footballer

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

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

Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
21 March 1961
Former German Footballer

Lukas PodolskiLukas Podolski
04 June 1985

Mario GómezMario Gómez
10 July 1985
Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann
30 July 1964
Football Player

Jupp HeynckesJupp Heynckes
09 May 1945
Football Player, Coach
Detlef SchrempfDetlef Schrempf
21 January 1963
Basketball Player

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
Timo WernerTimo Werner
06 March 1996
Association football player

Serge GnabrySerge Gnabry
14 July 1995
Association football player

Nico HülkenbergNico Hülkenberg
19 August 1987
Racing driver
Thomas TuchelThomas Tuchel
29 August 1973
Association football player, Association football

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Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
1973 AD
Dražen PetrovićDražen Petrović
22 October 1964
Basketball player

Leon GoretzkaLeon Goretzka
06 February 1995
Association football player

Jérôme BoatengJérôme Boateng
03 September 1988
Association football player

Bastian SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
01 August 1984
Association football player
Marc-André ter StegenMarc-André ter Stegen
30 April 1992
Football player
Loris KariusLoris Karius
22 June 1993
association football player

Michael BallackMichael Ballack
26 September 1976
Association football player

Ralf RangnickRalf Rangnick
29 June 1958
Association football player, Association football

Julian DraxlerJulian Draxler
20 September 1993
Football player
Mats HummelsMats Hummels
16 December 1988
Association football player

Oliver KahnOliver Kahn
15 June 1969

Emre CanEmre Can
12 January 1994
Association football player

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

Philipp LahmPhilipp Lahm
11 November 1983
Association football player, Autobiographer
Bernd LenoBernd Leno
04 March 1992
Football player

Antonio RüdigerAntonio Rüdiger
03 March 1993
Karl-Heinz RummeniggeKarl-Heinz Rummenigge
25 September 1955
Association football player, Executive board

Sami KhediraSami Khedira
04 April 1987
Association football player

Ralf SchumacherRalf Schumacher
30 June 1975
Formula One driver
Shkodran MustafiShkodran Mustafi
17 April 1992

Joël MatipJoël Matip
08 August 1991
Association football player
Shawn BradleyShawn Bradley
22 March 1972
Basketball player

İlkay Gündoğanİlkay Gündoğan
24 October 1990

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
28 March 1985
Tennis player

Niko KovačNiko Kovač
15 October 1971

Sead KolašinacSead Kolašinac
20 June 1993
Bert TrautmannBert Trautmann
22 October 1923
Association football player, Association football

Adolph RuppAdolph Rupp
02 September 1901
Basketball coach

Jens LehmannJens Lehmann
10 November 1969
Association football player, Actor

Max SchmelingMax Schmeling
28 September 1905
Tommy HaasTommy Haas
03 April 1978
Tennis player

Rudi VöllerRudi Völler
13 April 1960
Honus WagnerHonus Wagner
24 February 1874

Per MertesackerPer Mertesacker
29 September 1984
Association football player

Katarina WittKatarina Witt
03 December 1965
Actor, Figure skater
Robert HuthRobert Huth
18 August 1984
Association football player

Kevin TrappKevin Trapp
08 July 1990
Association football player
Bernhard LangerBernhard Langer
27 August 1957

Pascal WehrleinPascal Wehrlein
18 October 1994
Racecar driver

Thomas HitzlspergerThomas Hitzlsperger
05 April 1982
Association football player
Leon DraisaitlLeon Draisaitl
27 October 1995
Ice hockey player

Robert ProsinečkiRobert Prosinečki
12 January 1969
Matthias SammerMatthias Sammer
05 September 1967
Association football player, Association football

Lewis HoltbyLewis Holtby
18 September 1990
Association football player

Nasser El SonbatyNasser El Sonbaty
15 October 1965

Zé RobertoZé Roberto
06 July 1974
Association football player
Matthias GinterMatthias Ginter
19 January 1994
Association football player
Sabine SchmitzSabine Schmitz
14 May 1969
Racecar driver

Mike VrabelMike Vrabel
14 August 1975
American football coach

Oliver BierhoffOliver Bierhoff
01 May 1968
Association football player, Manager

Marcel SchmelzerMarcel Schmelzer
22 January 1988
Ralf MoellerRalf Moeller
12 January 1959

Eugen SandowEugen Sandow
02 April 1867

Nick HeidfeldNick Heidfeld
10 May 1977
Racing driver

Robert KleinRobert Klein
10 December 1925
Artistic gymnast

Sven UlreichSven Ulreich
03 August 1988
Association football player
Andreas MöllerAndreas Möller
02 September 1967

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
Holger BadstuberHolger Badstuber
13 March 1989
Association football player

Stefan EffenbergStefan Effenberg
02 August 1968
Association football player, Association football
Benedikt HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
29 February 1988
Felix MagathFelix Magath
26 July 1953
Association football player, Association football