Philipp Lahm



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 ga...

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