|Birthname||Lothar Herbert Matthäus|
|born on||21 March 1961 at 15:20 (= 3:20 PM )|
|Place||Erlangen, Germany, 49n36, 11e01|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||00°44' 02°02 Asc. 27°33'|
German football manager and former player. After captaining West Germany to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, he was named European Footballer of the Year. In 1991, he was named the first ever FIFA World Player of the Year, and remains the only German to have received the award. He has played in five FIFA World Cups (1982-1998) more than any other outfield player, and holds the record for the most World Cup matches played by a single player (25 games). In 1999, aged 38, he was again voted German Footballer of the Year, having previously won the award in 1990. Matthäus is the most capped German player of all time, retiring with a total of 150 appearances (83 for West Germany) in 20 years, and 23 goals for the German national team.
Beside and between his coaching jobs Matthäus worked from 2001 to 2009 as a columnist for the German sports magazine Sport Bild. He also worked as a TV pundit on German pay television.
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Maradona, Diego (born 30 October 1960). Notes: Opponents
- spouse relationship with Morena, Lolita (born 15 January 1960). Notes: Married 1994-1999
Sy Scholfield quotes him in "Ganz oder gar nicht" by Lothar Matthäus and Martin Häusler (BASTEI LÜBBE, 2012), p. 21: "Das Leben meiner Eltern stand derart im zeichen der Arbeit, dass mein Vater seinen Pflichten bei Puma selbst dann nachging, als ich am 21. März 1961 um 15.20 Uhr geboren wurde. Es war der Hausarzt, der meine Mutter ins Krankenhaus nach Erlangen fuhr." [translation: "I was born on March 21, 1961 at 3:20pm. The family doctor drove my mother to the hospital in Erlangen"].
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
- Vocation : Sports : Soccer (Player)
- Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Sports magazine)