Manuel Neuer



Born in Gelsenkirchen on 27 March 1986, German international Manuel Neuer is widely regarded as one of the world's best goalkeepers. A solid all-rounder, he is especially known for his excellent reflexes, which enable him to make difficult saves, as well as for his excellent distribution, which helps to start attacking moves for his team. Neuer cites former Arsenal and Schalke goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann, as his idol.

Neuer played youth team football for Schalke 04 from 1991 until 2005, when he signed his first professional contract. He made his debut for the senior team during the 2006-07 season and soon became the club's first choice goalkeeper, seeing off competition from Frank Rost. During the 2007-08 campaign, he impressed with his performances in the UEFA Champions League and made the ...

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