Mats Hummels



Mats Hummels was born in Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany on 16 December 1988. A tall, right-footed defender, who prefers to play on the left side of a centre back pairing, he is known for his strength, reading of the game and ability to bring the ball forward to start counter-attacks. His style of play has often been compared to that of the legendary German international, Franz Beckenbauer.

Having joined Bayern Munich's youth academy at the age of just six, Hummels climbed through the ranks and signed his first professional contract with the side at the end of 2006. Over the course of 2006 and 2007, he became a regular for the reserve team. Then, during the final match of the 2006-07 season, Hummels made his Bundesliga debut in a victory over Mainz 05.

After failing to add to his sole Bu...

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