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Philipp Lahm

Philipp Lahm
Personal information
Full namePhilipp Lahm
Date of birth11 November 1983(age 33)
Place of birthMunich, West Germany
Height1.70 m
Playing positionFull back
Club information
Current clubBayern Munich

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Philipp Lahm (-deˈfɪlɪp ˈlaːm; born 11 November 1983 in Munich, Bavaria) is a German footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and Germany. Lahm is also the first choice captain now for the national team after midfielder Michael Ballack was forced into retirement from the national team.

Lahm is considered one of the best full backs in the world, and was included in the World Cup team of the tournament in 2006 and 2010, the UEFA Team of the Tournament in 2008 and in the FIFA Team of the Year 2008. He is well known for his pace, dribbling and precise tackling abilities as well as his small stature. Although Lahm is right-footed, he is able to play on both sides of the pitch. He often cuts from the flank to the inside of the pitch to either shoot or pass.

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