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Lothar Matthaus was awarded by Bayern Munich for his excellent contributions

Bayern Munich awarded Lothar Matthaus for his excellent contributions

Bayern Munich awarded the 60-year-old German legend Lothar Matthaus for his honorary membership with the club.

The Bayern legend is the most decorated player in the Allianz Arena club, who made 302 appearances. He was the first player to receive the FIFA World Player of the Year in the inauguration year of 1991. Subsequently, he was also the only German player in history to win this prestigious award.

Bayern Munich awarded their legend Lothar Matthaus for his contributions

On Sunday, 21 March 2021, Bayern Munich President Herbert Hainer awarded the German footballer for his contribution to the club for his contribution to Allianz Arena.

Matthaus picked two Bundesliga titles and two DFB Pokal for the club during his first tenure in the team and also helped them to reach the 1986-87 European Cup, which they eventually lost to Porto. During his first tenure, scoring 57 goals from 113 appearances. Then the midfielder was transferred to Inter Milan in 1988.

The Erlangen-born, returned to Bayern again in 1992 and helped the club to win the German league four more times and also added two more DFB Pokal to the club’s history.

Matthaus won the 1996 finals with Bayern against Bordeaux and registered as the club’s legend. He again reached the Champions League finals in 1999, which they lost to the English club Manchester United.

The German also refused to take his runner-up medal because of frustration and disappointment. From the 189 appearances in the second spell, he found the back of the net on 28 occasions.

Lothar Matthäus helped Bayern Munich to win the 1996 Champions League.

Lothar Matthäus helped Bayern Munich to win the 1996 Champions League.

Matthaus was recognized as a box-to-box midfielder but later in his career, played as a sweeper. He also made a name for his outstanding performance in the national squad of Germany, particularly for winning the 1990 World Cup.

He was mentioned as the best in the sport by Pele, Rummenigge, Beckenbauer, and even Diego Maradona. The Argentine legend mentioned him as the toughest opponent in his autobiography.

The German had an outstanding career as a football player but was unsuccessful as a manager. However, there are rumors about Matthaus making a comeback with his former team Bayern Munich as the coach.

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