Special nominees for Golden Ball: Manuel Neuer

The German goalkeeper has shaken thanks to his good work at Schalke 04. Already hailed as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, Neuer is the guardian of the goal for Bayern Munich and the German national team.


Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is said by all to inherit the scepter of Buffon or Casillas. With 26 years of Gelsenkirchen footballer has earned a deserved reputation for spectacular goalkeeper and resolving performance displayed by several years. His career began to emerge in the Schalke 04. The young Neuer triumphed in the Under-21 European Championship 2009 with the German combined. At that time, already highlighted in the Bundesliga and teams like Bayern Munich he had recorded on his agenda.

Finally the transfer would in the summer of 2011, a year after the German goal caress the World Cup final in South Africa with the Maanschaft. But Puyol header from a famous left him with honey on the lips. His signing for the Bavarians was the logical step for a goalkeeper already sought to defend the goal of one of the big European clubs.

His nomination for the Golden Ball awards the path of a goalkeeper who is already among the best in the world. However, the 2011/2012 season has not been the best as far as results are concerned. His team started as favorites in the Euro in Poland and Ukraine, but the whole of Joachim Low clattered against Italy in the semifinals. With his club all painted smoothly until let out every few weeks fateful titles.

The final of the Champions League at the Allianz Arena was the key moment of the year. Neuer was coming off a great performance in the semifinals against Real Madrid, stopping two penalties. But Drogba crossed his path and the Bavarians increased its European black legend in recent years.
However, Manuel Neuer has a whole career ahead to enhance his resume. Goalie reflexes, fast and very skilled in the tackle, have become one of the major figures of their equipment.

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