Bayern is set to finally make his 500th Bayern Munich appearance at the weekend, and ahead of this, UEFA have taken a look back at the whole of Lahm’s career, pulling out just what makes him a cut above the rest in the footballing world, having played at the highest level for almost all of his career. They start with a quote from a certain Pep Guardiola: A coach who certainly rarely gives high praise and when he does you know it’s really something:
“One of the reasons for my success at Bayern is the relationship with Philipp Lahm; he helped me a lot from the beginning. He always performs. I have never seen Philipp have a poor match. He will always be a special person in my life, and he is an absolute legend. Philipp Lahm is the most intelligent footballer I have ever coached.” Via uefa.com
More quotes then follow of similar admiration, including one from his international coach Joachim Lowe – the man who led Lahm to the latest World Cup victory.
The article then looks at some of the achievements of Mr. Bayern himself. Other than his World Cup victory, Lahm has won 7 Bundesliga titles, a Champions League medal, and countless other domestic trophies.
However, not only does it look at Lahm’s achievements on the pitch, but also what he does on the side, including the foundation that he has set up in Johannesburg – something that many people might not know about.
To check it out, you can follow the link below. What better time to do some homework on our captain than ahead of his 500th appearances as a great serviceman to our beloved side.