Register Login Scores

International

UEFA Player Of The Year – Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer has made the top three for the European Player of the Year award, but can he beat Arjen Robben and Cristiano Ronaldo? We take a look at his illustrious career.  

The 28-year-old is a graduate of the Schalke academy and he caught the eye with a brilliant display away to FC Porto in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League. His many saves including two in a penalty shoot-out that took his team through to the quarter-finals.

A stalwart in Germany's U21 side, he became a European champion at that level in 2009, starting all five matches in Sweden and conceding just one goal.

He became Germany's first choice at the 2010 FIFA World Cup after the death of Robert Enke and an injury to René Adler.

In 2011, he joined Bayern Munich for £22 million and made a stunning start to his career at the club, setting a club record of 1,147 minutes without conceding a goal between early August and mid-October.

He appeared in all but one of Bayern's matches en route to the 2012 UEFA Champions League final – where he scored a penalty past Petr Čech in the shoot-out but ultimately ended up on the losing team against Chelsea FC.

However, he would be rewarded one year later and was ever-present in the Bavarians' triumphant 2013 European campaign.

After a 2013/14 season in which he helped Bayern to Bundesliga, FIFA Club World Cup and German Cup glory, he started every game in Brazil as Germany won the FIFA World Cup, conceding four goals in seven matches.

Neuer recently won the German Player of the Year award and is the first goal-keeper to make the European Player of the Year award short list. The winner will be announced on Friday, 28 August, at the Champions League group stage draw.

Do you think Manuel Neuer deserves to win the European Player of the year award? Have your say in the comment section below.

Ronaldo, Neuer & Robben On Best Player Shortlist

Neuer Voted German Player Of The Year

Neuer: I Will Stay Hungry

79 comments

Top 5

Sundowns, SSU To Seal Swap Deal For Goalkeepers?

115 Jun 27, 2022 12:14 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Official: 8 Transfers Confirmed Since Last Week

1 Jun 28, 2022 12:19 PM in World News

Johnson Leads Race For Royal AM Job?

9 Jun 27, 2022 11:58 AM in Siyagobhoza

Man Utd 'In Talks' With 4 Players

3 Jun 27, 2022 12:30 PM in English Premier League

Downs Vilakazi's Four Potential Suitors

38 Jun 27, 2022 09:51 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs New Signings Based On Stats, Glory Days Looming?

82 Jun 28, 2022 12:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Deals Expected To Be Confirmed This Week

Jun 27, 2022 08:26 PM in World News

Chiefs’ ‘Monster’ Finally Arrives At Naturena

75 Jun 27, 2022 02:18 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Pirates Confirm New Head Coach

278 Jun 25, 2022 10:30 AM in Orlando Pirates

55 Years Of Doc: How Khumalo Celebrated On Exotic Island

1 Jun 27, 2022 03:06 PM in Footballers & Chill

Contracts At Naturena: What Each New Chiefs Player Signed

44 Jun 21, 2022 08:12 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Mane Breaks Silence On Liverpool Exit

7 Jun 22, 2022 09:29 AM in Bundesliga News

Pirates To Make Decision On 7 Loan Returnees

5 Jun 20, 2022 04:19 PM in Orlando Pirates

Report: Lukaku's Chelsea Exit Confirmed

Jun 22, 2022 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Chiefs Target Back In Europe

4 Jun 20, 2022 03:51 PM in Kaizer Chiefs