Thomas Müller: Germany's most decorated footballer


Thomas Müller is already a certified Bayern legend, even though he’s a long way off hanging up his boots. Now he’s also immortalised himself in German football. The DFL-Supercup victory on Wednesday was the 31-year-old’s 27th title in his senior career, making him the most successful German player of all time.

Müller moves ahead of Kroos and Schweinsteiger

Müller has won nine Bundesliga titles, the DFB Cup and domestic Supercup six times each, the Champions League twice, the UEFA Super Cup twice, the FIFA Club World Cup once and the 2014 World Cup. That puts him ahead of ‘football god’ Bastian Schweinsteiger (26 titles) as well as ex-Bayern man Toni Kroos and current teammates Manuel Neuer and Jérôme Boateng (all 25). The most remarkable thing about Müller’s collection is that, bar the World Cup, he won all his trophies in the FC Bayern shirt.

Berlin the first title

Thomas Müller led the conga after Bayern sealed the league title in Berlin in 2010.

The born-and-bred Bavarian got his first silverware on 8 May 2010, when Bayern beat Hertha BSC on the final day of the season to secure the Bundesliga title. Müller & Co face the Old Lady again this Sunday, with three points the target to climb back up to the top of the table. After all, Müller is far from done. His hunger for success is as great as it was 10 years ago – and he’ll have his eyes on more trophies this season.

Müller once again made a valuable contribution to the win with his header to put Bayern 2-0 up in the Supercup: