Not only did Manuel Neuer help Germany win the World Cup, but he also took home the coveted Golden Glove award. The 28-year-old gorgeous blond played a remarkable shutout game, which made him the prime candidate for the prestigious award. But now the soccer-obsessed world is wild for Manuel and we have 5 things you have to know about him!
Manuel Neuer, 28, was a double winning at the 2014 World Cup. He assisted Germany with the epic win by shutting out Argentina at the goal line and he even scored the prestigious Golden Glove award for his impressive goal-saving skills. HollywoodLife.com has rounded up 5 things you have to know about this year’s World Cup star!
Manuel Neuer: 5 Things To Know About Hunky World Cup Winning Goalie
1. Manuel Neuer Earned The Golden Glove Award At 2014 World Cup
Along with taking home the 2014 World Cup, Manuel also earned the distinguished Golden Glove award.The honor is given by the FIFA Technical Study Group to the best goalkeeper of the entire tournament.
2. Manuel Neuer Played In The 2010 World Cup
2014 wasn’t the first year Manuel hit the field to play in the World Cup.
3. Manuel Neuer Is The Second Highest Paid Goalie Of All Time
Other than being ridiculously good looking, Manuel is very talented at his job — and he’s raking in the big bucks!
He is the second highest paid goalie of all time. Manuel signed a five-year contract with Bayern Munich in 2011 that was worth a whopping €22 million Euro, which is over $27 million in U.S. dollars! (WOW!)
4. Manuel Neuer Started His Own Charity
A professional athlete and a philanthropist — what more could a girl ask for?
Manuel started his own children’s charity, the Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation. The foundation helps socially-disadvantaged children living in Germany’s urban district of Ruhr.
5. Manuel Neuer Is Dating A German Model
Sorry, ladies — he’s taken! Manuel has been dating German model, Kathrin Glich since 2009.
Although the couple is generally very private, Kathrin did promote Ferrero’s Fan Connection as the “girlfriend of Manuel Neuer.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Manuel Neuer the hunkiest goalie you’ve ever seen? How do you feel about Manuel being awarded the Golden Glove? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Noelle Trainor