Mats Hummels

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Mats Hummels
FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs. Germany 2012-09-11 - Mats Hummels 01.jpg
Hummels with Germany in 2012
Personal information
Full name Mats Julian Hummels[1]
Date of birth (1988-12-16) 16 December 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 5
Youth career
1995–2006 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Bayern Munich II 42 (5)
2007–2009 Bayern Munich 1 (0)
2008–2009 Borussia Dortmund (loan) 25 (1)
2009–2016 Borussia Dortmund 225 (19)
2016– Bayern Munich 0 (0)
National team
2007 Germany U20 1 (0)
2007–2010 Germany U21 21 (5)
2010– Germany 50 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:11, 30 June 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:23, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Mats Julian Hummels (German pronunciation: [ˈmats ˈhʊml̩s]; born 16 December 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays as a central defender for FC Bayern Munich and the German national team.

He came through the Bayern Munich youth academy before joining Borussia Dortmund on loan in January 2008 and officially signing for Dortmund in February 2009 for €4 million. His honours at the club include two league titles and finishing as runner up in the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League. In May 2016, Hummels signed a contract with former side Bayern, which would take effect on 1 July 2016.[3]

Hummels has been a full international since 2010, earning 50 caps till date and representing Germany at UEFA Euro 2012, 2014 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2016.

Club career[edit]

Bayern Munich: Youth, and 2006–2008[edit]

Hummels is a product of Bayern Munich's youth academy, first entering the club as a six-year-old. He signed his first professional contract on 19 December 2006, until 2010. On 19 May 2007, in the season's final match, he played his first Bundesliga match with the first team in a 5–2 home routing of 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Borussia Dortmund: 2008–2016[edit]

Borussia Dortmund players (From Left to Right: Marco Stiepermann, Marcel Schmelzer, Mats Hummels and Kevin Großkreutz) celebrate winning the Bundesliga in 2011

In January 2008, Hummels joined Borussia Dortmund, initially on loan. During his first full season, he quickly established himself as first-choice, as he often partnered newly signed Neven Subotić, but also missed a great part of its final months due to injury. In February 2009, he was fully signed to the club[4] for a fee of €4 million.[5]

Hummels in action for Borussia Dortmund in 2013

The 2010–11 season brought increased success for Hummels. He was the regular first-choice center-back, again paired with Subotić. The duo helped Dortmund to the best defensive record in the Bundesliga, as the team won the league title. Hummels' performances that season displayed great quality in tackling, positioning, passing and composure.[6] He has attracted praise from pundits and coaches alike, and he is considered one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga, and in Europe.

Hummels won the Bundesliga for a second time in 2011–12 as Borussia set a Bundesliga record with the most points in a Bundesliga season with 81 points. Hummels scored a goal in Borussia's 5–2 win against Bayern in the 2012 DFB-Pokal Final as the team completed the league and cup double. On 3 June 2012, Hummels signed a new contract that will keep him at Dortmund until the summer of 2017.[7]

On 25 May 2013, Hummels was in the Borussia Dortmund line-up that was defeated 2–1 by Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium, London, in the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final.[8]

On 27 July 2013, Hummels was in the Borussia Dortmund line-up that won 4–2 against Bayern Munich at BVB's Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, in the 2013 DFL-Supercup.[9]

Return to Bayern[edit]

On 10 May 2016, it was confirmed that Hummels will re-join Bayern Munich from 1 July 2016, signing a five-year contract.[10]

International career[edit]

Hummels playing for Germany
Argentina's Lionel Messi (front) battles Hummels for the ball during the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Hummels was called by the German under-21 national team for the 2009 European Championship; after getting only minimal playing time during the initial four matches, he started (and performed well) in the final, a 4–0 success against England.

He made his senior team debut in a friendly against Malta on 13 May 2010 in Aachen. He came on as a 46th-minute substitute for Serdar Tasci, taking part in a 3–0 win at New Tivoli.[11]

Hummels was in the starting line-up for Germany's opening UEFA Euro 2012 match against Portugal and helped them to a 1–0 victory. He subsequently received high praise for his performance. Hummels went on to play all 450 minutes in Germany's Euro campaign, along with teammates Philipp Lahm, Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Holger Badstuber, and Manuel Neuer.

Hummels scored the second goal in Germany's 4–0 win over Portugal in their first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on 16 June, heading a corner from Toni Kroos.[12] After missing the team's round of 16 match due to illness, Hummels returned to the team for the quarter-final against France, where he scored the winning goal in a 1–0 victory at the Estádio do Maracanã.[13]

On 11 July 2014, Hummels was named on the 10-man shortlist for FIFA's Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player.[14]

Style of play[edit]

Regarded as one of the best defenders in the world,[15] Hummels is a large, consistent, and physically strong player, known for his powerful tackling and strength in the air, as well as his ability to read the game and intercept loose balls.[16][17] A technically gifted and tactically versatile central defender, he is also capable of playing as a defensive midfielder;[15][18] his composure, elegance, ball playing ability, and confidence in possession have led him to be compared to compatriot Franz Beckenbauer, and Spanish defender Gerard Piqué.[19][20]

Personal life[edit]

Hummels was born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia. His father, Hermann Hummels, was a professional footballer and manager. His father worked as youth coordinator at Bayern Munich until he was replaced by Stephan Beckenbauer, the son of Franz Beckenbauer, on 30 March 2012.[21] His younger brother Jonas is also a footballer, currently playing for SpVgg Unterhaching.

His wife, Cathy Fischer, was named as Germany's WAG of the year for 2013.[22] Fischer and Hummels married in June 2015.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 May 2016
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayern Munich II 2005–06 Regionalliga Süd 1 0 1 0 [24]
2006–07 31 2 31 2 [25]
2007–08 10 3 10 3 [25]
Totals 42 5 42 5
Bayern Munich 2006–07 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 [25]
Borussia Dortmund 2007–08 16 0 3 0 19 0 [25]
2008–09 12 1 1 0 1 0 14 1 [26]
2009–10 30 5 3 0 33 5 [27]
2010–11 32 5 2 0 8 1 42 6 [28]
2011–12 33 1 6 1 6 1 1 0 46 3 [25]
2012–13 28 1 2 1 11 1 1 0 42 3 [25]
2013–14 23 2 4 0 6 0 1 0 34 2 [25]
2014–15 23 2 1 0 4 0 28 2 [29]
2015–16 30 2 6 0 14 1 50 3 [30]
Totals 227 19 28 2 50 4 3 0 308 25
Bayern Munich 2016–17 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [31]
Career totals 270 24 28 2 50 4 4 0 352 30
  • 1.^ Includes German Cup.
  • 2.^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
  • 3.^ Includes German League Cup and German Super Cup.

International[edit]

As of 2 July 2016.
Germany national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 2 0
2011 10 0
2012 11 1
2013 5 1
2014 10 2
2015 6 0
2016 6 0
Total 50 4
As of match played 3 July 2016. Germany score listed first, score column indicates score after each Hummels goal.[32]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 May 2012 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland 14   Switzerland 1–2 3–5 Friendly
2 15 November 2013 San Siro, Milan, Italy 27  Italy 1–0 1–1 Friendly
3 16 June 2014 Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil 31  Portugal 2–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup
4 4 July 2014 Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 34  France 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup

Honours[edit]

Hummels (second from right) celebrates winning the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund in 2011

Club[edit]

Borussia Dortmund[33]

International[edit]

Germany[33][34]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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