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
Sebastian VettelSebastian Vettel
03 July 1987
Racing Driver

Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki
19 June 1978
Basketball Player

Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp
16 June 1967
Football Manager

Nico RosbergNico Rosberg
27 June 1985
Formula One Racing Driver

Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
21 March 1961
Former German Footballer
Steffi GrafSteffi Graf
14 June 1969
Tennis player

Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose
09 June 1978
German Footballer

Manuel Neuer Manuel Neuer
27 March 1986
Football Player
Thomas MüllerThomas Müller
13 September 1989
Footballer

Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer
11 September 1945
Former German Footballer
Toni KroosToni Kroos
04 January 1990
Footballer

Lukas PodolskiLukas Podolski
04 June 1985
Footballer

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

Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann
30 July 1964
Football Player

Marco ReusMarco Reus
31 May 1989
Footballer
Gerd MüllerGerd Müller
03 November 1945
Former German Footballer

Leroy SanéLeroy Sané
11 January 1996
Footballer

Mario GötzeMario Götze
03 June 1992
Football Player

Detlef SchrempfDetlef Schrempf
21 January 1963
Basketball Player
Boris  BeckerBoris Becker
22 November 1967
Former World No. 1 Tennis Star

Mario GómezMario Gómez
10 July 1985
Footballer
Jupp HeynckesJupp Heynckes
09 May 1945
Football Player, Coach

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
Nico HülkenbergNico Hülkenberg
19 August 1987
Racecar driver

Michael BallackMichael Ballack
26 September 1976
Association football player

Dražen PetrovićDražen Petrović
22 October 1964
Basketball player
Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,

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Timo WernerTimo Werner
06 March 1996
Association football player
Shawn BradleyShawn Bradley
22 March 1972
Basketball player

Philipp LahmPhilipp Lahm
11 November 1983
Association football player, Autobiographer

Bastian SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
01 August 1984
Association football player

Oliver KahnOliver Kahn
15 June 1969
Association football player
Mats HummelsMats Hummels
16 December 1988
Association football player
Serge GnabrySerge Gnabry
14 July 1995
Association football player

Jérôme BoatengJérôme Boateng
03 September 1988
Association football player

Emre CanEmre Can
12 January 1994
Association football player

Loris KariusLoris Karius
22 June 1993
association football player
Jens LehmannJens Lehmann
10 November 1969
Association football player, Actor

Mike VrabelMike Vrabel
14 August 1975
American football coach

Bert TrautmannBert Trautmann
22 October 1923
Association football player, Association football

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
28 March 1985
Tennis player

Sami KhediraSami Khedira
04 April 1987
Association football player
Ralf SchumacherRalf Schumacher
30 June 1975
Formula One driver

Zé RobertoZé Roberto
06 July 1974
Association football player
Karl-Heinz RummeniggeKarl-Heinz Rummenigge
25 September 1955
Association football player, Executive board

Matthias SammerMatthias Sammer
05 September 1967
Association football player, Association football

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

İlkay Gündoğanİlkay Gündoğan
24 October 1990
Footballer
Robert ProsinečkiRobert Prosinečki
12 January 1969
Footballer

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

Robert HuthRobert Huth
18 August 1984
Association football player

Rudi VöllerRudi Völler
13 April 1960
Footballer

Honus WagnerHonus Wagner
24 February 1874
Baseballer
Shkodran MustafiShkodran Mustafi
17 April 1992
Footballer

Katarina WittKatarina Witt
03 December 1965
Actor, Figure skater

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

Oliver BierhoffOliver Bierhoff
01 May 1968
Association football player, Manager
Per MertesackerPer Mertesacker
29 September 1984
Association football player

Leon DraisaitlLeon Draisaitl
27 October 1995
Ice hockey player
Tommy HaasTommy Haas
03 April 1978
Tennis player

Niko KovačNiko Kovač
15 October 1971
Footballer

Stefan EffenbergStefan Effenberg
02 August 1968
Association football player, Association football
Bernhard LangerBernhard Langer
27 August 1957
Golfer

Thomas TuchelThomas Tuchel
29 August 1973
Association football player, Association football
Adolph RuppAdolph Rupp
02 September 1901
Basketball coach

Joël MatipJoël Matip
08 August 1991
Association football player

Lilli PalmerLilli Palmer
24 May 1914
Actor, Writer, Table tennis player, Autobiographer
Eugen SandowEugen Sandow
02 April 1867
Bodybuilder

Robert EnkeRobert Enke
24 August 1977
Association football player
Thomas HitzlspergerThomas Hitzlsperger
05 April 1982
Association football player

Heinz-Harald FrentzenHeinz-Harald Frentzen
18 May 1967
Racing driver

Sabine SchmitzSabine Schmitz
14 May 1969
Racecar driver

Dany HeatleyDany Heatley
21 January 1981
Ice hockey player
Kevin TrappKevin Trapp
08 July 1990
Association football player
Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
1973 AD
Bicycler

Andreas MöllerAndreas Möller
02 September 1967
Footballer

Lewis HoltbyLewis Holtby
18 September 1990
Association football player

Bruno LabbadiaBruno Labbadia
08 February 1966
Association football player, Association football
Aribert HeimAribert Heim
28 June 1914
Military physician, Ice hockey player, Torturer,

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
 

Bernd SchusterBernd Schuster
22 December 1959
Association football player, Association football

Felix MagathFelix Magath
26 July 1953
Association football player, Association football

Lars BenderLars Bender
27 April 1989
Association football player
Thomas HäßlerThomas Häßler
30 May 1966
Football player

Holger BadstuberHolger Badstuber
13 March 1989
Association football player
Marko MarinMarko Marin
13 March 1989
Association football player

Nick HeidfeldNick Heidfeld
10 May 1977
Formula One driver
Andreas BrehmeAndreas Brehme
09 November 1960
Association football player, Association football
Christian ZiegeChristian Ziege
01 February 1972
Association football player