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Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer, Germany national football team (01).jpg
Personal information
Full nameManuel Neuer
Date of birth27 March 1986 (1986-03-27) (age 34)
Place of birthGelsenkirchen, West Germany
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Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Youth career
1991–2005Schalke 04
Senior career*
2004–2008Schalke 04 II26(0)
2006–2011Schalke 04156(0)
2011–Bayern Munich95(0)
National team
2004Germany U181(0)
2004–2005Germany U1911(0)
2005–2006Germany U204(0)
2006–2009Germany U2120(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2:09, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2:09, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Manuel Neuer (born 27 March 1986 in Gelsenkirchen) is a German footballer. He is the goalkeeper for FC Bayern Munich.


Neuer has played for the youth teams of Schalke 04 since he was five years old. On 19 August 2006 he played his first match in the Bundesliga. Because he was very good, he replaced Frank Rost as Schalke's number one. Rost left Schalke in 2007 and plays now for Red Bull New York.

On 1 June 2011 Schalke and Bayern Munich announced that Neuer would move to Bayern Munich in July 2011. There he signed a five-year contract that will last until June 2016. The transfer was worth €18 million, therefore he is the third most expensive goalkeeper of all time.

Neuer has also played for all youth teams of the Germany national football team from the Under-18 team on. On 2 June 2009, he played for the first time in the senior team (against the United Arab Emirates). Neuer was selected as Germany's number one for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

He was also the goalkeeper of the German Under-21 team when they won the UEFA Under-21 European Championship in June 2009.

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