Thomas Muller is a professional German football player who plays as an attacking midfielder. Although played, primarily, as a wide-attacking striker, Muller has played in the winger role as well as down the middle during his career. An extremely versatile attacking midfielder, Muller is considered as one of the most talented players to come out of Germany in a long time.
In 1993, Muller began his playing career with TSV Pahl. After spending his first seven years, in football, with the club, he moved into the Bayern Munich youth system. From 2000 to 2007, Muller played his youth football at Bayern Munich, before joining the B-Team in 2007.
In 2008, Muller became a part of the Bayern Munich first team squad although his playing time was extremely limited. He continued playing for the Under-19 team at Bayern, while coming up to play the odd pre-season and league game in 2007-08.
In 2009, Muller made his mark on Bayern Munich! At a time when the club were looking to loan him out, along with Holger Badstuber, the appointment of Louis Van Gaal changed everything. Both players became regulars in the first team and soon, Muller became indispensible to Bayern Munich.
In his 66 games for Bayern, so far, Muller has scored 22 goals.
At the international level, Muller broke into the scene at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Untested and underutilized before the World Cup, Muller had been a regular with the Under-16, -19, -20 and -21 teams. In fact, Muller was playing with the Under-21 side three months before the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He came into the senior national team in a friendly against Argentina.
He came to his first world cup in 2010 and won the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot award. He also won the Best Young Player award as well as the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt and Bayerischer Sportpreis for 2010.