A 2010 World Cup star performer and the tournament’s top goal scorer four years ago, Germany’s Thomas Muller will be in the running for the Golden Boot to be top scorer once again in Brazil this summer. Muller is always a threat to score and will be a popular individual goalscorer market choice in all of Germany’s World Cup matches.
Muller started out as a youth player for TSV Pähl, before making the switch to join local Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in 2000, the club he is now still a vital part of today.
He made his debut for the reserve side in 2008, scoring twice when he was a substitute for Stephan Fürstner in a Regionalliga match against SpVgg Unterhaching of what would be 16 goals from his 25 appearances with the side in 2008-09.
Under Louis van Gaal at Bayern Munich, Muller finally found first team football with the German side and has since made 231 appearances and scored a total of 89 goals for the club.
In that time, Muller has claimed a pair of Bundesliga titles and two DFB-Pokal crowns (2009-10 and 2012-13), two DFL-Supercups (2010, 2012), the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in 2013 and, most famously, the UEFA Champions League title in 2012-13 when he put three goals past Barcelona in the two semi-final legs and helped in the squad’s victory over Borussia Dortmund in the final.
Muller was voted World Soccer Player of the Year in 2010 thanks to his starring role in the World Cup that year, and has made 47 appearances since 2010 when the German national squad and scored 16 times since the start of 2014.
A total of four goals came Muller’s way during 10 appearances in 2014 World Cup qualification matches, while Muller famously starred in his seven 2010 World Cup appearances for Germany in which he took home the Golden Boot with five goals as Germany finished third in the tournament.
Thomas Muller World Cup Betting Tips
Having already tipped Thomas Muller to claim the golden boot again before the tournament started at 33/1, it was pleasing to see him score three times in Germany's opening game demolition of Portugal. Following his hattrick Muller became one of the favourites to win the Golden Boot, he popped up with the only goal of the game to help Germany beat USA 1-0 in the third match and Muller finished the group stage with four goals.
Despite being one Germany's best performers in the game, Muller was unable to add to his tally in Germany's 2-1 extra-time victory against Algeria in the second round. Germany beat France 1-0 to set up a semi-final tie against hosts Brazil. Muller failed to get on the score sheet despite a number of efforts but remained with a chance to finish World Cup Top Goalscorer after helping his country progress from the quarter-final.
The semi-final produced the shock of the tournament as the whole of Brazil was left stunned by Germany's 7-1 rout of the home nation. Muller was at the heart of things again, opening the scoring to set Germany on their way to the 2014 World Cup final and lifting his personal goal tally to five and matching his achievement of four years ago in South Africa.