In an international friendly against Lativa on Monday, June 7, Germany and Bayern Munich icon Manuel Neuer earned his 100th cap for his country.
The goalie made his debut against UAE in 2009 and has since established himself as one of the best shot-stoppers of his generation, both inside and outside the box.
For nearly a decade, the Bayern Munich star has been first-choice for both club and country, winning the World Cup in 2014.
He wore a unique set of ‘100’ gloves to commemorate the milestone before Die Mannschaft’s match against Latvia on Monday.
Neuer was honored with a standing ovation by his International teammates as he earned his 100th cap.
The Former Wold Champion was greeted enthusiastically at Dusseldorf’s Merkur Spielarena as he led his country to the historic victory.
In appraising Neuer’s accomplishments, the Germany’s national team coach Joachim Low stated:
“From the first moment he was with us, I had the feeling he would go on to be one of the world’s great goalkeepers.”
With Kevin Trapp and Arsenal’s Bernd Leno already in the team, Neuer is anticipated to be the top option for Germany’s Euro 2020 ambition.
And he stood there watching as his teammates thrashed Latvia after drawing with Denmark in their previous warm-up match.
On June 15, world champions France will kick off their Euro 2020 Group F campaign in Munich, followed by Portugal against Germany. The game begins at 5 p.m.