Monday, 3 November 2014
West Germany 1990 - No.10 Matthäus.
Though highly successful in club football, it was his appearances for the national team that made Lothar Matthäus famous. The most capped German player of all time, he retired with a total of 150 appearances spanning 20 years, from 1980, and scored 23 goals.
Matthäus was voted FIFA World Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991, and in 1990 he was also named European Player of the Year, acknowledgement of his outstanding performances for club and country.
The West Germany victory in the 1990 World Cup marked without doubt the pinnacle of the defensive midfield player’s career. The German captain scored five goals and was voted player of the tournament.
He holds the appearance record for an outfield player at World Cup finals after playing in five tournaments.
A versatile and complete player, Matthäus was renowned for his perceptive passing, positional sense, well-timed tackling, as well as powerful shooting. During his career, he usually played as a box-to-box midfielder, although late in his career he played as a sweeper. His excellent shooting skills also made him very dangerous in front of goal. He hit the target 23 times in internationals.
The German was admired for his strong will, forthright opinions and readiness to lead a team. “I admire Platini. I admire Maradona. But to win, I need Matthäus.” commented Giovanni Trapattoni, Italy’s most successful coach, with whom Matthäus worked with on a number of occasions.
In his autobiography Diego Maradona said of Matthäus, "he is the best rival I've ever had. I guess that's enough to define him".
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