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Born in Munich on 11 November 1983, German international Philipp Lahm is widely regarded as one of the best full backs in world football. Although right-footed and primarily a right back, he is equally capable of playing at left back and is known for both his attacking and defensive capabilities. At 5 ft 7 inches, his small stature has led to him being given the nickname 'Magic Dwarf'.

Lahm joined the Bayern Munich junior team at the age of 11. He won the Under-19 Bundesliga title on two occasions and was captain for the second title win. In November of 2002, he made his debut for the senior team. However, due to the presence of established full backs Bixente Lizarazu and Willy Sagnol, Lahm initially found it difficult to break into the team and was sent out on loan to VfB Stuttgart to gain experience. In 2003-04, whilst with Stuttgart, he came second in the voting for German Footballer of the Year.

Upon returning to Bayern in 2005, Lahm once again competed with Bixente Lizarazu for a place in the starting eleven. From the 2006-07 season onwards, he became an established first team player, able to play in either the right back or left back slot. Over the next few years, he was a crucial part of the team that won multiple Bundesliga titles and reached three UEFA Champions League finals. In 2011, he was appointed as club captain and at the end of the 2012-13 season, he captained the club to UEFA Champions League success, beating fellow German side Dortmund in the final.

At international level, Lahm is the current captain of the German national team. He represented the team at Euro 2004, Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 and also played for the team at the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. On both occasions, he was selected in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team.

Headlines

Lahm: Bayern success can help Germany

Lahm: Bayern success can help Germany

by Football News

Philipp Lahm believes the success enjoyed by Bayern Munich could help Germany's national side at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this year... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2013/2014
Bundesliga
2114 25 23 2 2 4 1 2 0 0
2012/2013
Bundesliga
2502 29 28 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
2011/2012
Bundesliga
2751 31 31 0 2 2 0 3 0 0
2010/2011
Bundesliga
3060 34 34 0 0 0 3 3 0 0
2009/2010
Bundesliga
3060 34 34 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2008/2009
Bundesliga
2486 28 28 0 2 0 3 3 0 0
2007/2008
Bundesliga
1858 22 21 1 1 5 0 0 0 0
2006/2007
Bundesliga
3024 34 34 0 2 0 1 3 0 0
2005/2006
Bundesliga
1313 20 12 8 1 10 0 1 0 0
2005/2006
Regionalliga
0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004/2005
Bundesliga
0 22 22 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2003/2004
Bundesliga
0 31 31 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2002/2003
Regionalliga
0 34 34 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2001/2002
Regionalliga
0 27 27 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Total 22168 373 361 12 12 23 13 16 0 0

Transfers & Loans

2003
1 Jul
€ 200,000
2003
1 Jul
€ 200,000

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