Awards & Winners

Lothar Matthäus

Date of Birth 21-March-1961
Place of Birth Erlangen
(Germany, Middle Franconia, Bavaria)
Nationality Germany, West Germany
Also know as Lothar Matthaus, Lothar Herbert Matthäus, Matthäus, Lothar
Profession Football player
Lothar Herbert Matthäus is a German football manager and former player. After captaining West Germany to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, he was named European Footballer of the Year. In 1991, he was named the first ever FIFA World Player of the Year, and remains the only German to have received the award. He has played in five FIFA World Cups more than any other outfield player, and holds the record for the most World Cup matches played by a single player. He also won UEFA Euro 1980, and played in the 1984, 1988, and 2000 UEFA European Football Championships. In 1999, aged 38, he was again voted German Footballer of the Year, having previously won the award in 1990. Matthäus is the most capped German player of all time, retiring with a total of 150 appearances in 20 years, and 23 goals for the German national team. Matthäus is a member of the FIFA 100 – a list of 125 of the greatest living football players chosen by Pelé. Diego Maradona said about Matthäus "he is the best rival I've ever had. I guess that's enough to define him" in his book Yo soy el Diego.

Awards by Lothar Matthäus

Check all the awards nominated and won by Lothar Matthäus.


FIFA World Player of the Year

Nominations 1991 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
FIFA World Player of the Year