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.
Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki

19 June 1978

Michael SchumacherMichael Schumacher

03 January 1969

Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp

16 June 1967

Sebastian VettelSebastian Vettel

03 July 1987

Thomas MüllerThomas Müller

13 September 1989

Toni KroosToni Kroos

04 January 1990

Manuel Neuer Manuel Neuer

27 March 1986

Nico RosbergNico Rosberg

27 June 1985

Marco ReusMarco Reus

31 May 1989

Steffi GrafSteffi Graf

14 June 1969

Mario GötzeMario Götze

03 June 1992

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Lukas PodolskiLukas Podolski

04 June 1985

Angelique KerberAngelique Kerber

18 January 1988

Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer

11 September 1945

Gerd MüllerGerd Müller

03 November 1945

Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose

09 June 1978

Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann

30 July 1964

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Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus

21 March 1961

Boris  BeckerBoris Becker

22 November 1967

Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann

24 June 1945

Jupp HeynckesJupp Heynckes

09 May 1945

Paul BreitnerPaul Breitner

05 September 1951

Mesut OzilMesut Ozil

15 October 1988

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Serge GnabrySerge Gnabry

14 July 1995

Bert TrautmannBert Trautmann

22 October 1923

Till LindemannTill Lindemann

04 January 1963

Shkodran MustafiShkodran Mustafi

17 April 1992

Thomas TuchelThomas Tuchel

29 August 1973

Loris KariusLoris Karius

22 June 1993

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Bastian SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger

01 August 1984

Joël MatipJoël Matip

08 August 1991

Emre CanEmre Can

12 January 1994

Jérôme BoatengJérôme Boateng

03 September 1988

Timo WernerTimo Werner

06 March 1996

Mats HummelsMats Hummels

16 December 1988

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Nico HülkenbergNico Hülkenberg

19 August 1987

Sami KhediraSami Khedira

04 April 1987

Detlef SchrempfDetlef Schrempf

21 January 1963

Michael BallackMichael Ballack

26 September 1976

Oliver KahnOliver Kahn

15 June 1969

Kevin TrappKevin Trapp

08 July 1990

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Leon GoretzkaLeon Goretzka

06 February 1995

Ralf SchumacherRalf Schumacher

30 June 1975

Philipp LahmPhilipp Lahm

11 November 1983

Max SchmelingMax Schmeling

28 September 1905

Eugen SandowEugen Sandow

02 April 1867

Tommy HaasTommy Haas

03 April 1978

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Katarina WittKatarina Witt

03 December 1965

Karl-Heinz RummeniggeKarl-Heinz Rummenigge

25 September 1955

Per MertesackerPer Mertesacker

29 September 1984

Robert HuthRobert Huth

18 August 1984

Leon DraisaitlLeon Draisaitl

27 October 1995

Dany HeatleyDany Heatley

21 January 1981

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Gedion ZelalemGedion Zelalem

26 January 1997

Jens LehmannJens Lehmann

10 November 1969

Lewis HoltbyLewis Holtby

18 September 1990

Bernd SchusterBernd Schuster

22 December 1959

Lilli PalmerLilli Palmer

24 May 1914

Sabine SchmitzSabine Schmitz

14 May 1969

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Mark SchwarzerMark Schwarzer

06 October 1972

Philipp KohlschreiberPhilipp Kohlschreiber

16 October 1983

Aribert HeimAribert Heim

28 June 1914

Thomas HitzlspergerThomas Hitzlsperger

05 April 1982

Marko MarinMarko Marin

13 March 1989

Markus BabbelMarkus Babbel

08 September 1972

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Dietmar HamannDietmar Hamann

27 August 1973

Matthias GinterMatthias Ginter

19 January 1994

Pascal WehrleinPascal Wehrlein

18 October 1994

Ralf RangnickRalf Rangnick

29 June 1958

Riccardo MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo

18 January 1985

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker

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Sebastian RudySebastian Rudy

28 February 1990

Oliver BierhoffOliver Bierhoff

01 May 1968

Felix MagathFelix Magath

26 July 1953

Matthias SammerMatthias Sammer

05 September 1967

Julia GörgesJulia Görges

02 November 1988

Sabine LisickiSabine Lisicki

22 September 1989

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Rudi VöllerRudi Völler

13 April 1960

Max KruseMax Kruse

19 March 1988

Zé RobertoZé Roberto

06 July 1974