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Manuel Neuer turns 34: Bayern star’s brilliant career in numbers

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On Manuel Neuer’s 34th birthday, we look at the outstanding numbers from his career so far.

Manuel Neuer turned 34 on Friday, but the Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper is still going strong.

Captain for both club and country, Neuer has helped Bayern to seven straight Bundesliga titles, plus a Champions League triumph, and also won the World Cup six years ago.

Despite intense pressure from Marc-Andre ter Stegen, the former Schalke star remains Germany’s number one.

And Neuer is adamant he will maintain a starting role at Bayern next season after the arrival of Alexander Nubel, even if the veteran was linked to Chelsea this week.

To mark his birthday, we take a look at the key numbers – with the help of Opta – from a career that shows no signs of slowing.

576 – Neuer has made more senior club appearances – for Schalke and Bayern – in all competitions than any other Bundesliga player since 2006-07.

92 – The keeper is closing on a century of Germany caps since his June 2009 debut. He has been captain since September 2016.

5 – Just four other goalkeepers in Bundesliga history – Richard Golz, Gerhard Heinze, Eike Immel, Ulrich Stein – have made at least 150 appearances for two different clubs. Neuer played 156 times for Schalke, before turning out for Bayern on 241 occasions.

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188 – Oliver Kahn (196) is the only goalkeeper to have kept more Bundesliga clean sheets than Neuer.

 – No keeper can better Neuer’s tally of 188 clean sheets in Europe’s top five leagues since 2006-07. Former Bayern team-mate Pepe Reina is second on that list with 171.

47 – Of Bundesliga goalkeepers to have played at least four games, Neuer (47 per cent) has the best clean sheet rate. He has kept a clean sheet in 52 per cent of his league games for Bayern.

0.78 – Neuer concedes the fewest goals per game of any keeper with at least five appearances in Bundesliga history. Again, that statistic improves further to just 0.65 goals per game when playing for Bayern.

20 – The World Cup winner holds the record for the most clean sheets in a Bundesliga season, achieved in both 2014-15 and 2015-16. He surpassed Kahn’s 2001-02 benchmark of 19.

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107 – Since his Champions League debut in 2007-08, Neuer is the only goalkeeper to tally over a century of appearances in the competition.

42 – Neuer has also kept the most Champions League clean sheets in this time.

35 – Earlier this season, Neuer surpassed Kahn (33) for Champions League clean sheets for Bayern. He is one shy of Kahn’s record DFB-Pokal tally of 33 clean sheets.

76 – Since detailed data collection began in 2004-05, Neuer has the best passing accuracy percentage of all goalkeepers with at least 20 Bundesliga appearances.

1 – Neuer has played only once on his birthday, keeping a clean sheet as Schalke beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 away from home in 2010.

0 – Despite his regular forays outside the penalty area, Neuer has never been sent off.

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Bundesliga: Leroy Sane Returns Home And Signs A 5 Years Deal With Bayern Munich

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By Elvis Kang Sports Writer, Cameroon


The German international Leroy Sane returns home and signed 5 years deal with the Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich this Friday 3 July 2020 after a contract talks between him and the management of Manchester city failed to push through 

According to Sky Sports and the BBC, the Bundesliga champions did not give the transfer fee, Bayern and City agreed on a fee of £54.8 million. But German daily Bild claim the fee is around 50 million euros.

The 24-year-old spent four years at City, winning two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups, and two Community Shields, but European success eluded him.

His transfer became an open secret as Guardiola revealed earlier this week that Sane was likely to leave after rejecting a new contract offer with a year left on his existing deal at City.

Sane scored 39 goals in 135 appearances in all competitions for City after joining from Bundesliga club Schalke in 2016.

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His arrival on Wednesday in Bavaria was much hyped with reporters at Munich airport using smartphones to film the landing of a private jet from England before Sane was whisked away for his medical.

Leroy Sane now targeted Champions League glory with Bayern Munich after joining the Bundesliga giants from Manchester City

It should be noted that He is not eligible to feature in this Saturday’s German Cup final against Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin but will start preparing for the 2020/21 season next week, the club has said.

Sane has 21 caps and five goals for Germany but was a shock omission from the squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia when the holders bowed out in the group stage.

Sane is Bayern’s third new signing for next season alongside French teenage defender Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi from Paris Saint-Germain and goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel from Schalke, both of which were free transfers.

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Bundesliga: substitutes no longer required to wear a mask

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Bundesliga: substitutes no longer required to wear a mask

Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen) can drop the mask off the edge of the field. (Ulrich Hufna / Eibner-Pressefoto / EXPA / Presse Sports)

The German League and Federation have announced a relaxation of certain rules adopted against the coronavirus.

Substitutes, staff members as well as members of the club delegations in the stands are no longer required to wear the mask, “on condition of respecting a distance of 1.5 meters between people” .

The new rules come into force this weekend and concern the Bundesliga, the Second and the Third Division as well as the Women’s Championship and the German Cup finals.

 

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The Germany Football Board has Cancelled the Yellow Card that Sanctioned Jadon Sancho for Paying Tributes to George Floyd.

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The Germany Football Board announced they will remove the yellow card that Sanctioned Jadon Sancho for Paying Tributes to George Floyd. They further declared,  they will not punish any player who stands against racism in football. 

This comes after FIFA President Gianni Infantino Says Players protesting over George Floyd’s death deserves applause, and not to be punished.

The FIFA boss also emphasized on the fact that leagues should use “common sense” when considering rules prohibiting political slogans, statement or images in games.

Also the European football governing body and the English FA also declared that, they will allow mister Floyd’s tributes when their competitions resume.

Sancho paying tribute to George Floyd

Mr. Floyd is a black man and former community college basketball player who died after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and stopped pleading for air.

His death has sparked nationwide protest in the United States and other countries as many call for justice for George Floyd.

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