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Sepp Maier
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job German Footballer
Desc Sepp Maier is FIFA World Cup™ winner in 1974


Org Germany National Team
Club as Player xxxx

2009 06 07 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich goalkeeping legend Sepp Maier has warned the Bavarians against signing Manuel Neuer from Schalke, saying they would just be throwing money away] I really do not understand the thinking. Rensing has been as good as Neuer for a while now. If they sign Neuer, for me that would just be money thrown away.

2011 02 04 Retrieve

[Germany Legend Sepp Maier hope Thomas Kraft Is The New Sepp] Even when Thomas was 16, 17 years old, I said: ‘He has the best assets’. My hope is that Kraft is the new Sepp. Thomas has come along very well. That pleases me like mad, he has been calm, and has a very steady, confident way of goalkeeping. The money, the millions for the transfer fee, they can save themselves. I believe that if Thomas plays well for the rest of the season, they should not get Neuer. Why should they?

2012 01 23 Retrieve

[Germany legend Sepp Maier says Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen is on par with Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer] Marc is virtually on par with Manuel Neuer. Neuer has just preceded him, he plays for Bayern and can distinguish himself internationally. [Ter Stegen] is now a great goalkeeper

2012 03 13 Retrieve

[Sepp Maier says I would not have signed Neuer for Bayern Munich] Bayern have made a mistake in the past. I would never have let go of Rensing and Kraft. They could have prepared both of them for the spot between the sticks before Neuer’s arrival. I would not have signed Neuer, but Bayern always want the best players, and he is a world-class goalkeeper. However, I know Michael and Thomas, and they would both have made it at Bayern as well. It’s clear though that Neuer is on another level.

It’s madness that people are discussing firing him. He’s doing a good job and is a nice guy, something you can’t say of all the previous Bayern coaches. He has a good relationship with the team as well

[Maier also took the time to talk about Germany’s chances at Euro 2012] They have a good chance to become European champions if they get through the group stages. Germany have been drawn in what is by far the strongest group

[The 68-year-old is not surprised with Germany’s success under head coach Joachim Low, and is full of praise for the former assistant] I was there when Jurgen Klinsmann was in charge, but Low was doing all the work already back then. I knew that things would go like this when Klinsmann left. You could already see that Low would continue the great work

2014 11 15 Retrieve

[Sepp Maier on Neuer] Blind people will have decided who wins the award if Neuer doesn’t get the Ballon d’Or this year. He was crowned world champion. He is the most perfect goalkeeper in the world. He is great with crosses, always alert rushing off his line, and has great reflexes. He can do anything. There is nothing I can criticise him for

2016 04 08 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich icon Sepp Maier has been impressed with Borussia Dortmund’s progress under Thomas Tuchel this season, even though he believes the Bundesliga title race is over] I have looked at the schedule and I think that Bayern will win the league title confidently. Of course, they had a small crisis as they were at the bottom of the table. But they have improved again and now under the new coach they play great football. They play aggressively - nice dynamic football - like Borussia Monchengladbach in our times

2017 01 06 Retrieve

[Sepp Maier on Silvio Gazzaniga’s FIFA World Cup trophy] The former trophy was more beautiful. The current trophy exists a thousand times, there are so many duplicates. Everybody’s got one. If you win it it’s special. It’s the most important thing in a footballer’s career. But I would lift a coffee cup as well if that would be the trophy. It’s all about the symbolic character, it doesn’t matter what kind of trophy you lift

2017 01 07 Retrieve

[Sepp Maier pays tribute to the late Silvio Gazzaniga, creator of the World Cup Trophy] If you win it, it’s special. It’s the most important thing in a footballer’s career. But I would lift a coffee cup as well, if that would be the trophy. It’s all about the symbolic character, it doesn’t matter what kind of trophy you lift

2017 09 22 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich legend Sepp Maier does not think Manuel Neuer’s injury is as dramatic a setback as it has been portrayed in some quarters] Let’s be honest, Neymar won’t care who’s in Bayern’s goal. For Bayern, Neuer’s injury isn’t that dramatic because they still have a very good goalkeeper with Ulreich. No-one on this earth is irreplaceable, at least in the short term. Over a longer period, it’s another issue, but I’m not pessimistic. Ulreich has already played well during Neuer’s recent absence

2020 04 15 Retrieve

[Bayern would be stupid to let Neuer go] I don’t think they are so stupid to let Neuer go. Bayern would regret it very much in the next few years. Why shouldn’t Neuer play at top level for five years? He’s fit, the boy. There is currently no one better than Neuer in the world and there will be none in the next five years