Lothar Herbert Matthäus was born in Erlangen, West Germany on Mar. 21, 1961. Inspired by world-class football star Franz Beckenbauer, Matthäus started playing football at the age of eleven. For poverty life of the family, he determined to lift their families out of poor, leaving him being a diligent person down to earth.
Played as a professional midfielder, competitive advantages of Matthäus include passing, positional sense, powerful shooting and dynamic energy. All above factors contributed to his great success in football, winning respects, love and esteem from spectators and loyal football fans from across the world. Lothar Herbert Matthäus was widely regarded as one of greatest footballers of his generation. After helping West Germany at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, he was awarded the title of European Footballer of the Year. As the most capped footballer in Germany football shirt, he won 23 goals in 150 appearances. He was also a member of FIFA 100 list named by Pelé for excellent performances.