He might be just 5’7 but he is one of the greatest Fullbacks that the game has ever seen. Philipp Lahm is pure class and nobody would ever deny this say. With 8 Bundesliga Titles under his name and a Terrific World Cup victory in 2014, Lahm has been considered as one of the most loved German Footballers. Here’s few things that you should know about the Bayern Munich Captain.

  1. Never been issued a Red Card so far.

A Fullback without a “Red Card” for more than 15 years of his Professional career is almost impossible considering the fact that you got to handle some of the best players from the opposition team. But Philipp Lahm is really special for having achieved this feat.

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  1. Won the Treble captaining Bayern Munich in the 2012-2013 Season.

Bayern Munich became the first German Club to win the Treble in the 2012-2013 season when they took home the Bundesliga Title, UEFA Champions League and the DFB – Pokal. And the Captain who led the team to this incredible feat is none other than Philipp Lahm.

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  1. Famously known as the “Magic Dwarf”.

A tiny Robot on the field, trying to handle the mighty forwards of the opposition, still never gets tired and is always on the move. Lahm was indeed a “Magic Dwarf”.

  1. Played his last match for Germany in the finals of the 2014 World Cup.

Who would forget the epic final where Germany just edged out Argentina 1-0 to lift the most coveted trophy? It was undeniably a perfect moment to see Lahm lift the trophy and end his formidable international career with the German Team.

  1. Released his Autobiography “Der feine Unterschied” in 2011.

Phillip Lahm’s Autobiography that translates itself into “The Subtle Difference” hit the markets during August 2011. It also went on to become a Bestseller in Germany and garnered numerous Football fans.

 

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  1. Youngest Captain in the History of German Football

When Michael Ballack was forced to withdraw from the match due to an injury in 2010, the baton was passed on to young Lahm who was only 26 years of age, thus becoming the youngest player to ever captain the German national Football Team.

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  1. A 15 year-old relationship finally bloomed into a Beautiful Marriage in 2010.

After Dating Claudia Schattenberg for 15 years, Philipp Lahm tied the knot in a low key ceremony graced by close friends and family in 2010. They were blessed with a Boy baby later.

Oh! How we miss this guy on the German Team! 🙁

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