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Milestone birthday for native Bavarian

Thomas Müller turns 30

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A native Bavarian turns 30! Thomas Müller celebrates his milestone birthday on Friday, and the whole FC Bayern family congratulate him. Müller is not only the longest-serving pro in Niko Kovač's squad, and he has also spent more than half his life at FC Bayern.

Müller joined the FCB youth from TSV Pähl aged 11, winning the U-19 Bundesliga South/South-West in 2007. Only one year later, on August 15th, 2008, he made his pro debut. The eight-time German champion has scored 185 goals in 490 competitive matches for the German record champions, lying fourth in the club's all-time scorer rankings.

But Radio Müller, who is never short of a quip, does not aim to rest on his laurels, and his age does not worry the 2013 treble winner. "I'm very relaxed. It's just a higher number now," Müller declared with his trademark grin. "I think 30 is a good age. It's a good combination of physical fitness and mental strength. I can really hit the gas." We are looking forward to many more successes together. Ois Guade, Thomas!