Manuel Neuer is a German professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich. He acts as the captain of Bayern, as well as the German national team. Neuer has been regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport. Throughout his career, he has won numerous trophies and individual accolades with every team that he has played for. He has won the DFB-Pokal six times, the UEFA Champions League two times, the FIFA World Cup with Germany in 2014, and the Bundesliga for ten straight seasons. On top of that, he has also won multiple player of the year awards and even goalkeeper of the decade. In this article, however, we will be talking about Manuel Neuer’s net worth in 2022.

Net Worth$40 million
Age36
Salary£15,392,000 (2022 season)
SponsorsAdidas, Coca-Cola Zero, Sony, Mobile World 24, Die Monster Uni, Head & Shoulders, Mercedes-Benz, EA Sports
SportsSoccer

Manuel Neuer’snet worth in 2022 (estimate): $40 million

Manuel Neuer's 2022 Net Worth, Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich

Manuel Neuer’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be $40 million. This is agreed upon by multiple reputable sources such as Celebrity Net Worth.

Let us now learn more about the journey of one of the best goalkeepers in the history of soccer.

Manuel Peter Neuer was born on Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, in March 27, 1986. He has a brother, Marcel, who is currently a football referee for the tier-six football league Verbandsliga. Growing up, his favorite soccer player was fellow German and former Schalke goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.

He attended Gesamtchule Berger Feld, a comprehensive secondary school for students aged 11 to 18. Other footballers attended these types of schools growing up, such as Mesut Ozil. Neuer received his first football when he was two years old and he played his first game on March 3, 1991, 24 days before his fifth birthday.

He joined Schalke 04’s youth team in 1991 and stayed there until he made his senior team, Bundesliga debut on matchday 2 of the 2006-2007 season. Manuel Neuer has progressed through every age group at the club until he became the starting goalkeeper when he was 20 years old.

In the 2006-2007 season, he played 27 Bundesliga games and he conceded 21 goals and kept 13 clean sheets. Despite his young age, he was already tipped as the successor to his idol Jens Lehmann as the future goalkeeper of the German national team.

The following season, he made 50 appearances for Schalke in all competitions. During the UEFA Champions League, Neuer’s goalkeeping prowess helped the club keep their hopes alive as he forced the game into penalties in the first knockout round match against Porto en route to advancing to the quarter-finals. He was also shortlisted for the 2007-2008 UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year, the youngest Bundesliga goalkeeper on the list.

For the 2010-2011 season, Manuel Neuer was named the captain of Schalke. He then led the club to their first Champions League semi-final appearance where they faced Premier League club Manchester United. On top of that, he led Schalke to the 2010-2011 DFB-Pokal title after defeating MSV Duisburg in the final match. This would clearly help to add to Manuel Neuer’s net worth in 2022.

However, on April 20, 2011, he announced that he will not be extending his contract with Schalke, which was set to expire at the end of the 2011-2012 season. A few months later, on June 1, 2011, Manuel Neuer made a move to Bayern Munich, Schalke’s rival club, for a fee of €30 million. He signed a five-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2016.

This transfer was not well received by Schalke fans and Bayern fans alike. The fans of his former club were disappointed with Neuer as he made a move to a rival club. As for the Bayern fans, the transfer was met with hostility as they were unhappy that their club signed a goalkeeper from their rivals.

Despite that, Neuer quickly broke a club record as he had over 1,000 minutes of game time without conceding a goal, snatching the feat previously held by Oliver Kahn.

In his first Champions League season with Bayern, Manuel Neuer helped the club advance to the semi-finals after saving penalty kicks from Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka to beat Real Madrid. They went on to face Chelsea in the 2012 UCL Final but lost in the penalty shootout.

The following season in the Champions League, he posted four clean sheets in a row during the knockout phase as they faced powerhouses Juventus and Barcelona. They qualified again for the UCL final, this time facing Borussia Dortmund. During the final, he made eight saves as he helped lead Bayern Munich to their fifth Champions League title.

He also finished third in the FIFA Ballon d’Or voting, was included in the UEFA Team of the Year, and was awarded the German Footballer of the Year award.

On April 20, 2016, Manuel Neuer extended his contract with Bayern Munich to stay at the club until 2021. He finished the 2015-2016 season appearing in 51 games in all competitions, conceding 29 goals and having 29 clean sheets.

During the second leg of the quarterfinals of the 2016-2017 Champions League, Neuer went down with a left foot fracture which ended his season.

On July 19, 2017, Manuel Neuer was named the new captain of Bayern Munich and the German national team after Philipp Lahm’s retirement. After making his 100th European appearance in a Champions League match in September, it was announced that he was ruled out until January 2018 due to another fracture on the same foot.

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After the 2021-2022 season, he extended his contract with Bayern Munich once again which will keep him at the club until 2024.

As for his national team career, Manuel Neuer has 113 appearances for the German senior squad. In 2009, he led the U-21 national team to a UEFA European Under-21 Championship. In 2014, he led Germany to the World Cup victory after defeating Argentina in the final. He was also awarded the Golden Glove as the tournament’s best goalkeeper.

Manuel Neuer’s Career Accolades:

  • 2x Footballer of the Year in Germany
  • 2020 German national Player of the Year
  • 5x IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper
  • IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of the Decade: 2011-2020
  • 5x Best European Goalkeeper
  • 4x FIFA FIFPro World 11
  • 4x UEFA Team of the Year
  • 3x UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season
  • 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season
  • 7x Bundesliga Team of the Season
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • 2x FIFA Club World Cup
  • 2x UEFA Super Cup
  • 2x UEFA Champions League
  • 6x DFL-Supercup
  • 2005 DFL-Ligapokal
  • 6x DFB-Pokal
  • 10x Bundesliga (consecutive)

Aside from his impressive football resume, Manuel Neuer has also been active in various charitable causes throughout his career. He also started a charity foundation for children called the Manuel Neuer Foundation.

In 2011, he won €500,000 for charity in the celebrity edition of the German version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Wer wird Millionär?

Once he decides to hang up his soccer boots and call it a career, it is without question that he will always be in the conversation of the sport’s best goalkeeper in history.

With all of that being said, were you surprised about Manuel Neuer’s net worth in 2022?