Lothar Matthaus Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Lothar Matthaus is currently acting as a German football foreman. He also played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup where he earned the European Footballer of the Year recognition. Lothar Matthaus is statistically defined as one of the fervent midfielders of the 20-th century. Lothar’s career commenced when he joined the German football team in the 1990s. After some time Lothar Matthaus emerged as one of the most notable and envied player in his native land. This paved the way for more resounding results when he went to play for the German national team. No! He didn’t play for a year or two, but for 18 years.
While still in the team, he garnered a World Cup and most recognized records in the football field. Throughout his career, he has showcased his indelible skills in gigantic clubs including Bayern Munich and Intern Milan. Read further to know more about his early and later achievements.
Childhood And Early Life
On March 21st, 1961 Lothar Matthaus was first seen in the world in Erlangen, Bavaria, West Germany. His mother was called Katharina Matthaus while his protective father was known as Heinz Matthaus. There is little to know information about his parent’s line of work. Like any other sports enthusiast, Lothar Matthaus gained broad interest at an early age. Soon Lothar Matthaus started off as a juvenile where he went to play for a soccer club called FC Herzogenaurach. Although it wasn’t recognized as the biggest team in town, Lothar Matthaus was happy to learn a new trick and twisted moves of football.
It was at the age of 18 that Lothar Matthaus started his footballing journey after signing a contract with Borussia Monchengladbach club in 1979. It was there that the team began to show immense stability after winning two German League Cups.
Lothar’s creativity and inventiveness made him join the football field as a midfielder. It was at Borussia club that he learned how to balance the spin and swirl of the game. In 1984 he went to join the Bayern Munich club in Germany. This is what cemented his career to the world of fame.
In the mid of 1980, Lothar Matthaus was appointed to play for the European Championship. Even though he was part of the League, he didn’t take part in the leading roles. At the end of it all the club went home, not with a nil but a win. After two years, Lothar Matthaus was selected as one of the participants to play for two different games in Germany.
In 1988 he joined the Inter Milan where he returned the favor and recognition for the team. Lothar Matthaus also helped the club to garner the UEFA Cup. Before calling it quit, he had already scored over 50 goals. Afterward, he went back to join the Bayern Munich club in Germany.
In the mid of 1990, Lothar Matthaus scored four goals in the World Cup Games in Italy. Although he didn’t win the European Championships due to an injury, Lothar Matthaus gained another World Cup in France during the semifinals.
In 1992 Lothar Matthaus continued to play for the Bayern where he helped the club to garner the UEFA Cup and Champions League. Before the end of his tenure, he managed to score over 90 goals in 300 premier games. To date, Lothar is still regarded as one of the most profound players in Germany.
After playing as a midfielder for over a decade,Lothar Matthaus was appointed as the chief manager of SK Rapid Wien Soccer Club in 2001.But Lothar Matthaus later resigned in 2001 where he joined the Serbian League as the acting director. It was during his time that the club won major cups including UEFA Champions League.
After leaving the Serbian League Soccer Club, Lothar Matthaus was appointed as the manager of the Hungarian national club in 2003.He resigned in the position after three years where he went to serve as the director of Club Atletico Paranaense in Brazil. After working for the club for two years, Lothar Matthaus went to manage Red Bull Salzburg Club in Australia. Lothar Matthaus helped the team to win the Football League.
Early in 2008, Lothar Matthaus went to act as the manager of Maccabi Netanya Soccer Club in Israel. Unfortunately, he failed to meet the club’s expectation, and he was expelled from the position.
Awards And Achievements
Lothar Matthaus major works include his performances where he won four goals during the 1990s World Cup competition. It was also the same year that he garnered the Ballon d'Or Award. The following year, he was named as the FIFA World Player of the Year.
Personal Life And Legacy
In 1981 Lothar Matthaus first marriage was to Silvia Matthaus, but the union ended in 1992.The union had two daughters. In 1994 he got married to Lolita Moreno, a model. They were blessed with a son, but the union also ended in 1999.In 2003 he married Marijina Kostic, but the couple parted ways after six years. After two years, Lothar Matthaus married a model called Kristina Liliana, but they called it quit in 2010.He then married Anastacia Klimko, and the couple has a son called Milan Matthaus.