When most people think of German athletes, they immediately think of the football team that won the World Cup. These players ignited Germany’s passion for football once again and inspired many people to support their team and bet on them with เบท365 รหัสโบนัส. But Germany is home to some other incredible athletes too! Here are my top ones.
Boris Becker was born in Leimen, Germany on November 22nd, 1967. He was the youngest ever Wimbledon champion at 17 years, 282 days. He won three consecutive Wimbledon titles from 1985-1989 and a gold medal in men’s singles at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Becker is also known for being the first tennis player to earn over $1 million in prize money in a single season (1987).
Boris Becker has since become one of Germany’s most prominent sportsmen and remains an active figure on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean today.
Schumacher is the most successful Formula One driver of all time. He holds the record for the most Grand Prix victories, with 91. He is the only driver in history to win seven Formula One World Championships, winning a record five in a row from 2000 to 2004. Schumacher also holds the record for most fastest laps and won more races from pole position than any other driver has achieved.
Steffi Graf is a retired German professional tennis player. Known for her speed, strength, and footwork, she was born on 14 June 1969 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany.
She was the most successful female tennis player of the 1980s and 1990s. She won 22 Grand Slam titles (an all-time record), including fifteen singles championships and seven doubles titles.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is one of the biggest names in German football. A player and manager for FC Bayern München, he was also president of both the player’s association and club.
Rummenigge played at an international level for West Germany from 1976 to 1984 and scored 33 goals in 70 appearances. He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1980, becoming only the second German player after Uwe Seeler to receive that award.
Lothar Matthäus is a retired German footballer who played as a midfielder or defender.
He played mainly for Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany, with a brief spell in Italy with Inter Milan. With the German national team, he won the 1990 FIFA World Cup, being elected to the team of the tournament after starting from midfield and scoring two goals in seven matches. He also won UEFA Euro 1980 where he scored one goal in four matches, and received a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics.
Sepp Maier is a retired German football player who was born on October 1, 1940. He played as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the national team. Between 1964 and 1979, he won eight Bundesligas with Bayern Munich and two European Cups with them in 1974 and 1976. He also holds the club record for most matches played in all competitions with 775 appearances across all competitions, which includes 511 league matches (a German record), 100 cup matches, and 144 European Cup games, making him one of eleven players to have played in more than 500 top-level games for one club.
In addition to his achievements on the pitch, Maier has become known as an outspoken critic of racism within football.