Thomas Muller has been a top class operator for over ten years with Bayern Munich and Germany, first stealing the show on the international scene at the 2010 World Cup.
Coming in at second in Welcome to World Class’ attacking midfielders rankings this year, the 32-year-old continues to find new ways to reinvent himself in an outrageously stacked Bayern team.
While Robert Lewandowski is always likely to steal the limelight due to his outrageous penchant for goalscoring, Muller’s 2021 has been nothing short of outstanding in his own right.
In terms of creating chances, only Bruno Fernandes’ tally of 129 trumps Muller’s total of 124, but he’s way out on his own for assists – perhaps due to the efficiency of his attacking colleagues at Bayern – registering 23.
Only Bernardo Silva ranks higher for shot conversion rate in the top five AMs, showing just how clinical Muller is in front of goal.
Bayern remain among the best teams in Europe under Julian Nagelsmann, securing a minimum of a six point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga this season.
Muller has been integral to that domestic success, while he also played his part in his side’s perfect Champions League group stage in 2021/22 when they won all six games. He also performed his trademark party trick of tormenting Barcelona in the same way he did in 2020 when they thumped the Catalan giants 8-2.
His consistent performances are perhaps only matched in impressiveness by his longevity. Muller has only ever featured in fewer than 30 league games in a season twice since the 2009/10 campaign, and he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon, even at 32. His partnership with Lewandowski is too proficient and lethal for Bayern to consider splitting them up, with both at the peak of their powers.