Lothar Matthäus Biography
(One of the Greatest Midfielders of All Time)
Birthday: March 21, 1961 (Aries)
Born In: Erlangen, Germany
Lothar Matthaus is a former German footballer and a football administrator. He was one of the greatest German players and is often regarded as one of the best midfielders to have ever played the game. Matthaus started off his career for the German side Borussia Monchengladbach and emerged as one of the most promising young players in the country. Before long, Matthaus was called up to the German national team and in a career that lasted 18 years, he helped the club win the World Cup in 1990 and holds the record for the most number of caps. Matthaus played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe during a glittering career. He played for Bayern Munich in two stints with a four year spell at Italian club Inter Milan sandwiched in between. Matthaus helped the German club win 5 German league titles and also helped Inter Milan win the Italian league title. Towards the end of his career, Matthaus evolved into a sweeper from a midfielder and performed the role admirably for a long time. Later on, he went on to become a manager for several clubs as well as the Bulgarian and Hungarian national teams.