Lothar Matthäus

Lothar Matthäus

Football Expert, Entrepreneur, Author

Speaker biography

Lothar Matthäus, born 21 March 1961 in Erlangen, is a German football manager and former player. In 1990, he was named European Footballer of the Year and World Soccer Player of the Year after captaining Germany to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. One year later, he was also named the first ever FIFA World Player of the Year, and remains the only German to do so.

Lothar Matthäus is available for moderated talks, Meet & Greet and picture taking.

Lothar Matthäus speaking topics are:

  • Teambuilding
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Winning in Sports and Business

He has played in five FIFA World Cups (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998) more than any other outfield player, and holds the record for the most World Cup matches played by a single player (25 games). He also won UEFA Euro 1980, and played in the 1984, 1988, and 2000 UEFA European Football Championships.

In 1999, he was again voted German Footballer of the Year despite being 38 years old. He is the most capped German player of all time, retiring with a total of 150 appearances (83 for Germany) in 20 years, and 23 goals for the German national team.

Matthäus is a member of the FIFA 100 – a list of 125 of the greatest living football players chosen by Pelé. Diego Maradona said about Matthäus „he is the best rival I’ve ever had. I guess that’s enough to define him“ in his book Yo soy el Diego (I am Diego).

After his career as player, he has worked as Head Coach of the Hungarian and Bulgarian National Team. Atributes about Lothar Matthäus: Power, Passion, Charisma, Personality, Competence, Knowledge and Style.


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