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Mats Hummels

Mats Julian Hummels (born 16 December 1988 in Bergisch Gladbach) is a Germany Association footballer who plays for Borussia Dortmund, as a Defender (association football) Centre back.

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Mats Hummels biography


Mats Julian Hummels (born 16 December 1988 in Bergisch Gladbach) is a Germany Association footballer who plays for Borussia Dortmund, as a Defender (association football) Centre back.

Club career

A product of FC Bayern Munich's youth ranks, Hummels signed Mats Hummels first professional contract on 19 December 2006, until 2010. On 19 May 2007, in Fußball-Bundesliga 2006–07's final match, Mats Hummels played Mats Hummels first Fußball-Bundesliga game with the first team, in a 5–2 home routing of 1. FSV Mainz 05.

On January 2008, Hummels joined Borussia Dortmund, initially on loan. During Mats Hummels Fußball-Bundesliga 2008–09, Mats Hummels quickly established himself as first-choice, as Mats Hummels often partnered newly signed Neven Subotić (also born in December 1988), but also missed a great part of its final months due to injury. In February 2009, Mats Hummels was fully signed to the club.

The 2010-11 brought increased success for Hummels. Mats Hummels is the regular first-choice center-back, again paired with Subotic. The duo have helped Dortmund to the best defensive record in the Bundesliga and to the unofficial title of Autumn Champions. Hummels's performances this season have displayed great quality in tackling, positioning, and composure. Mats Hummels has attracted praise from pundits and coaches alike, and Mats Hummels is considered one of the best young defenders in the Bundesliga.

International career

Hummels was called by the Germany national under-21 football team for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship; after getting only minimal playing time during the initial four matches, Mats Hummels started (and performed well) in the final, a 4–0 success against England national under-21 football team.

Mats Hummels made Mats Hummels Germany national football team debut in a Exhibition game against Malta national football team on 13 May 2010 in Aachen. Mats Hummels came on as a 46th minute substitute for Serdar Tasci, taking part in a 3–0 (1–0) win at New Tivoli.

Honours

Team

- DFB-Pokal: Runner-up DFB-Pokal 2007–08
- DFB Ligapokal: Runner-up 2006

Country

- UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship: 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mats_Hummels

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