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Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels

Hummels with Germany in 2012
Personal information
Full name Mats Julian Hummels[1]
Date of birth (1988-12-16) 16 December 1988
Place of birth Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 15
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– Borussia Dortmund 146 (14)
National team
2007 Germany U20 1 (0)
2007–2010 Germany U21 21 (5)
2010– Germany 38 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:38, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Mats Julian Hummels (German pronunciation: ; born 16 December 1988) is a German footballer who plays as a central defender for Borussia Dortmund, for which he is the current captain, and the German national team.

He came through the Bayern Munich youth academy before joining his current club on loan in January 2008, and he officially signed 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.

Hummels has been a full international since 2010, earning over 30 caps and representing Germany at the UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Club career

Hummels in action for Borussia Dortmund in 2013

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.

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[3] for a fee of €4 million.[4]

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, and composure. 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

International career

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.[8]

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 playing for Germany

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.[9] 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.[10]

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

Personal life

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.[12] His younger brother Jonas is also a footballer, currently playing for SpVgg Unterhaching.

His girlfriend, Cathy Fischer, was named as Germany's WAG of the year for 2013.[13]

Career statistics

Club

As of 2 November 2014
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe Other Total
Bayern Munich II Regionalliga Süd 2005–06 1 0 1 0 [14]
2006–07 31 2 31 2 [15]
Bayern Munich Bundesliga 2006–07 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 [15][16]
2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [17]
Bayern Munich II Regionalliga Süd 2007–08 10 3 10 3 [17]
Bayern Munich totals 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Bayern Munich II totals 42 5 42 5
Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 2007–08 13 0 3 0 16 0 [17]
2008–09 12 1 1 0 1 0 14 1 [18]
2009–10 30 5 3 0 33 5 [19]
2010–11 32 5 2 0 8 1 42 6 [20]
2011–12 33 1 6 1 6 1 1 0 46 3 [21][22]
2012–13 28 1 2 1 11 1 1 0 42 3 [23][24]
2013–14 23 2 4 0 6 0 1 0 34 2 [25][26]
2014–15 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 [27]
Borussia Dortmund totals 177 15 22 2 34 3 3 0 236 20
Career totals 220 20 22 2 1 0 34 3 3 0 280 25

International

As of 14 October 2014.
Germany national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 2 0
2011 10 0
2012 11 1
2013 5 1
2014 10 2
Total 38 4

International goals

Scores and results table. Germany's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 May 2012 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland  Switzerland 1–2 3–5 Friendly
2. 15 November 2013 San Siro, Milan, Italy  Italy 1–0 1–1 Friendly
3. 16 June 2014 Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil  Portugal 2–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup
4. 4 July 2014 Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  France 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup

Honours

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

Club

Borussia Dortmund

International

Germany

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Mats Julian Hummels". ESPN FC. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mats Hummels" (in German). Borussia Dortmund. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hummels to Dortmund: Former FCB youth makes loan move permanent". 6 February 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Borussia Dortmund sign Mats Hummels". 19 June 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Coerts, Stefan (3 June 2012). "Hummels signs new Dortmund deal until 2017". goal.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Borussia Dortmund 1–2 Bayern Munich". BBC. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dortmund prevail over Bayern in Supercup thriller".  
  8. ^ "Cacau, Aogo und Großkreutz als Lichtblicke". Fussballdaten.de. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  9. ^ Ornstein, David (16 June 2014). "Germany 4–0 Portugal". BBC. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "France 0–1 Germany". BBC. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "World Cup 2014: Fifa announces Golden Ball shortlist". BBC. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bayern Munich sack Mats Hummels' father". Goal.com. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ten things about Mats Hummels". Bundesliga. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
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  22. ^ 23 July 2011. "Fährmann bringt BVB zur Verzweiflung" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "Hummels, Mats" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Die Bayern holen den ersten Titel der Saison". kicker (in German). 12 August 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  25. ^ "Hummels, Mats" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  26. ^ "Reus eröffnet und beendet den Torreigen". kicker (in German). 27 July 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  27. ^ "Mats Hummels". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  28. ^ "The Dream Team". FIFA.com. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 

External links

  • German national team profile (German)
  • Mats Hummels at fussballdaten.de (German)
  • Mats Hummels – FIFA competition record
  • Mats Hummels – UEFA competition record
  • Mats Hummels at National-Football-Teams.com
  • ESPN FC profile
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sebastian Kehl
Borussia Dortmund captain
2014–present
Incumbent
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