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Name Manuel Neuer
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job German Footballer
Desc Perhaps Germany’s best-ever shot-stopper, Neuer has revolutionised the way goalkeepers are used across the planet


Org Germany National Team
Club as Player Bayern Munich

2016 05 28 Retrieve

[German FIFA World Cup winner and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer discusses how he first started out wearing the gloves, aged three] I was the last to arrive, and the rule was that the last to arrive had to go into the goal. Because it was a stupid job. And the coach is the boss, you know? And I was just a little boy, very shy. So I said, ‘OK, thank you.’

2019 05 25 Retrieve

[Kovac congratulates Manuel Neuer for his sensational performance] I was highly motivated and ready in training I would have liked to play sooner, it was a precision landing. One could not have written a better script. It was important for the team that I was there in the situations and it was very important for all of us to finish the season in such a way that we were double winners In the cup, many talked about a 50-50 game and we did a great job and just earned it.

2019 06 11 Retrieve

[Neuer breaks Germany clean sheet record] I am very satisfied, we can be proud of what we have shown in the last two internationals. The early goal was important and then you saw that the opponent was not so strong. We improved and played a great game against Netherlands, even though we were lucky in the end to win. We want to continue to work and learn a lot in order to bring a good team to the pitch in the summer of 2020. Of course there is always talk in football, we are a footballing country and everyone has their opinion, but that must not disturb us in our work. A healthy competition is always important.

2019 11 04 Retrieve

[Why Bayern Munich sacked Kovac just 33 days on from 7-2 Spurs thrashing] I think that it was foreseeable somewhat. That’s why what happened is no shock for me. You saw the game in Bochum (a muted 2-1 DFB-Pokal win), so it’s not a massive surprise for me what happened here. It should not be attributed to the fact that we received a red card in the early stage of the game, but rather that things aren’t working. That’s what we have to tackle; we’re analysing it and addressing things. But something definitely has to change

2019 11 14 Retrieve

[Uli Hoeness will be replaced by Adidas chief executive Herbert Hainer as the club president] I think that someone like Uli Hoeness will never stop, he’s got a Bayern heart, so he will always stay connected to us

2020 01 06 Retrieve

[Neuer’s deal expires in 2021, with the 33-year-old reportedly in talks over a new contract - negotiations he is adamant will be unaffected by Nubel’s arrival] The Nubel transfer is irrelevant for my contract extension. Of course I determine the requirements [of the contract]. I have the thoughts in my head, but of course I will not reveal them. Nothing comes out of me. It’s a forward-thinking decision made by the club. Nubel is a top-quality goalkeeper.

These factors are very important. It is therefore very important for me how the path with [coach] Hansi Flick continues. I have things I want to achieve with the team, and it’s a lot of fun working together with Hansi. Together with the team, we can achieve anything. The club has always shown me appreciation. So far, we have not extended the contract, although I have no time pressure

[Neuer added on his desire to retain the number one jersey at Bayern despite Nubel’s arrival] I am not an extra, but a protagonist, I always want to play. It is not my decision as a player, but that of the coach. It will always be like this in the future

2020 04 18 Retrieve

[Neuer fumes after contract talks leaked] All conversations that I’ve had here since [2011] have always been conducted with great confidence. Nothing has ever leaked out. But now there are details from the current discussions in the media that are often not even correct. That annoys me. That’s not how I know Bayern.

I want to play as long as I’m fit. But the most important thing for me is trust. It’s clear to me that it’s utopian to want a five-year contract. I’m 34 and can’t predict how I’m going to be at 39. That’s why what has been publicly suggested makes no sense at all

It has always been important to me to be able to work trustingly with the employees in management positions - as loyal as I am to the club as a player and captain

[Despite Nubel’s arrival Neuer still sees his future at the Allianz Arena, but insists it must be with a deal that suits all parties] I want a contract where FC Bayern and I have a win-win situation that everyone is happy with. I want to perform, be there for the team and do everything to ensure that we have maximum success - with 100 per cent passion. The conditions must be right, that’s what it’s about.

I’m not in the talks, that’s what [Neuer’s agent] Thomas [Kroth] does. That’s why I can’t and don’t want to point my finger at individual people.

2020 05 06 Retrieve

[Neuer urges Bundesliga players to be responsible when season restarts from Covid-19 break] I am speaking consciously of the football family and football matches, because the fact that advice will be given on the restart of the federal leagues and, if possible, a decision is likely to have consequences for all of football, right down to the many amateur clubs and the youngest generations - and beyond also for many other sports

Even from other European countries, and indeed all over the world, people will be looking at us. This is an enormous responsibility for us, which we must be aware of with every fibre. We must be aware that it is also important to us now

As a role model, we are part of society. We only want to play football, but that’s not enough at this time