Captain of the Germany nationwide group on the 1990 World Cup the place he lifted the trophy, Matthaus was additionally awarded the Ballon d’Or for his unbelievable performances at membership and worldwide degree that yr.
Matthaus performed 5 World Cups, greater than another outfield participant in males’s soccer, till the 2018 World Cup when Mexico’s Rafael Marquez equalled this feat.
The sweeper midfielder with futuristic passing talents additionally gained Euro 1980 with Germany and performed within the 1984, 1988 and 2000 European Championships.
He’s the most-capped German participant of all time with 150 appearances (together with 83 for West Germany).
Diego Maradona as soon as stated “Matthaus is one of the best rival I’ve ever had. I assume that is sufficient to outline him.”