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

Steffi GrafSteffi Graf
14 June 1969
Tennis player

Kevin-Prince BoatengKevin-Prince Boateng
06 March 1987
Football Player
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
Manuel Neuer Manuel Neuer
27 March 1986
Football Player

Mario GötzeMario Götze
03 June 1992
Football Player
Boris  BeckerBoris Becker
22 November 1967
Former World No. 1 Tennis Star

Angelique KerberAngelique Kerber
18 January 1988
Tennis player

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

Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer
11 September 1945
Former German Footballer
Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
21 March 1961
Former German Footballer

Gerd MüllerGerd Müller
03 November 1945
Former German Footballer

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

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

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

Mats HummelsMats Hummels
16 December 1988
Association football player
Loris KariusLoris Karius
22 June 1993
association football player
Joël MatipJoël Matip
08 August 1991
Association football player

Shkodran MustafiShkodran Mustafi
17 April 1992
Association football player

Bastian SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
01 August 1984
Association football player

Serge GnabrySerge Gnabry
14 July 1995
Association football player
Oliver KahnOliver Kahn
15 June 1969
Association football player

Timo WernerTimo Werner
06 March 1996
Association football player

Jérôme BoatengJérôme Boateng
03 September 1988
Association football player

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

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Kevin TrappKevin Trapp
08 July 1990
Association football player
Michael BallackMichael Ballack
26 September 1976
Association football player

Emre CanEmre Can
12 January 1994
Association football player
Nico HülkenbergNico Hülkenberg
19 August 1987
Racecar driver

Detlef SchrempfDetlef Schrempf
21 January 1963
Basketball player, Basketball coach

Ralf SchumacherRalf Schumacher
30 June 1975
Formula One driver
Ralph KruegerRalph Krueger
31 August 1959
Ice hockey player

Sami KhediraSami Khedira
04 April 1987
Association football player
Philipp LahmPhilipp Lahm
11 November 1983
Association football player, Autobiographer

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

Max SchmelingMax Schmeling
28 September 1905
Boxer

Tommy HaasTommy Haas
03 April 1978
Tennis player

Sabine LisickiSabine Lisicki
22 September 1989
Tennis player
Leon GoretzkaLeon Goretzka
06 February 1995
Association football player

Max KruseMax Kruse
19 March 1988
Association football player

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

Per MertesackerPer Mertesacker
29 September 1984
Association football player
Katarina WittKatarina Witt
03 December 1965
Actor, Figure skater

Eugen SandowEugen Sandow
02 April 1867
Bodybuilder
Jens LehmannJens Lehmann
10 November 1969
Association football player, Actor

Robert HuthRobert Huth
18 August 1984
Association football player

Dany HeatleyDany Heatley
21 January 1981
Ice hockey player
Birgit PrinzBirgit Prinz
25 October 1977
Association football player, Psychologist

Julia GörgesJulia Görges
02 November 1988
German tennis player
Leon DraisaitlLeon Draisaitl
27 October 1995
Ice hockey player

Lewis HoltbyLewis Holtby
18 September 1990
Association football player

Mark SchwarzerMark Schwarzer
06 October 1972
Association football player
Ralf RangnickRalf Rangnick
29 June 1958
Association football player, Association football

Marko MarinMarko Marin
13 March 1989
Association football player
Thomas HitzlspergerThomas Hitzlsperger
05 April 1982
Association football player

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

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

Zé RobertoZé Roberto
06 July 1974
Association football player
Sabine SchmitzSabine Schmitz
14 May 1969
Television presenter, Racecar driver, Socialite
Riccardo MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
18 January 1985
Association football player

Aribert HeimAribert Heim
28 June 1914
Military physician, Ice hockey player, Torturer,

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

Gedion ZelalemGedion Zelalem
26 January 1997
Association football player
Sebastian RodeSebastian Rode
11 October 1990
Association football player

Rudi VöllerRudi Völler
13 April 1960
Footballer

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

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

Markus BabbelMarkus Babbel
08 September 1972
Association football player, Association football
Andrea PetkovicAndrea Petkovic
09 September 1987
Tennis player

Holger BadstuberHolger Badstuber
13 March 1989
Association football player
Oliver BierhoffOliver Bierhoff
01 May 1968
Association football player, Manager

Stefan EffenbergStefan Effenberg
02 August 1968
Association football player, Association football

Philipp KohlschreiberPhilipp Kohlschreiber
16 October 1983
Tennis player
Bernd SchusterBernd Schuster
22 December 1959
Association football player, Association football

Nick HeidfeldNick Heidfeld
10 May 1977
Formula One driver
Pascal WehrleinPascal Wehrlein
18 October 1994
Racecar driver

Robert EnkeRobert Enke
24 August 1977
Association football player

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
 

Benedikt HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
29 February 1988
Footballer
Heinz-Harald FrentzenHeinz-Harald Frentzen
18 May 1967
Racing driver

Dennis SiverDennis Siver
13 January 1979
Mixed martial artist, Taekwondo athlete, Kickboxer
Hans-Jörg ButtHans-Jörg Butt
28 May 1974
Association football player

Jochen MassJochen Mass
30 September 1946
Formula One driver

Sven UlreichSven Ulreich
03 August 1988
Association football player

Marcel SchmelzerMarcel Schmelzer
22 January 1988
Footballer
Sebastian RudySebastian Rudy
28 February 1990
Footballer