Thomas Müller Career Achievements, Records and Stats
A legend for Bayern and Germany, Thomas Müller has amassed an impressive list of records and achievements in his career.
Thomas Müller has enjoyed team and individual success with club and country.
Debuting for the Bayern first team in 2008, Müller has become a household name, adapting his position and role to numerous different managers and enjoying a late-career renaissance over the last few seasons.
An incredibly intelligent and hard-working player, Müller’s engine has often been identified as his most important attribute, but he really does a bit of everything.
He has even proven to be an impactful playmaker of late.
Here’s a run through Müller’s greatest career achievements and records.
Thomas Müller’s Bayern Munich Achievements
- Müller has made 641 appearances for Bayern Munich, and his 140 in European competition is the most in club history.
- Only Sepp Maier has more Bayern appearances than Müller.
- Müller has won the Bundesliga 11 times (a record for any player) and has lifted the Champions League on two occasions (2012-13 and 2019-20).
- Of those 11 titles, Bayern are on a run of 10 in a row, which is the joint-record for a player by Müller and Manuel Neuer.
- A tally of 302 Bundesliga wins for Bayern is the most by any player for one club.
- Müller has made 12 appearances in the German Supercup, more than anyone else in Bayern history, and only one player has scored more goals in the German Supercup.
- Only six players (Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema, Raul, Ruud van Nistelrooy) have scored more Champions League goals than Müller’s tally of 53 in 138 matches.
- Müller is eighth on the list of Champions League appearances ahead of Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos and long-time teammate Neuer.
- Müller has 230 goals for Bayern in all competitions – only Gerd Müller and Robert Lewandowski can better that mark.
- Müller has the most Bundesliga assists with 152 and his record of 21 in 2021-22 is the most by any player in league history.
- He has been named to the Bundesliga Team of the Season on three occasions (2017-18, 2019-20, 2020-21).
- Müller was named Bundesliga Player of the Season in 2021-22.
- He was named the Bravo Award winner in 2010, and was also crowned World Soccer’s Young Player of the Year.
- Müller is part of a six-way tie for second in the list of most DFB-Pokal wins with six, just one behind Bastian Schweinsteiger.
- Müller was named to the Champions League Squad of the Season in 2019-20 after becoming a European champion for a second time.
- Even with his role changing throughout his career, Müller has had 11 seasons with 10 or more goals, with 32 in 2015-16 being his most productive.
Thomas Müller’s Germany Achievements
- Müller has 118 caps for Germany since debuting in 2010.
- Only four players have more appearances for Die Mannschaft.
- Müller has 44 goals at international level, which places seventh all-time among Germans, just ahead of Uwe Seeler and Michael Ballack.
- Including a prolific World Cup campaign, 2014 was Müller’s highest-scoring year for Germany, scoring 10 times in 15 caps.
- Müller did not register a cap in 2019 or 2020, but has returned to the fray with 18 caps and six goals since the start of 2021.
- Müller scored his first goal for Germany in the group stage of the 2010 World Cup against Australia.
- Müller scored nine times in UEFA qualification for Euro 2016, which was the second-most of any player behind Robert Lewandowski.
Thomas Müller’s World Cup Records and Achievements
- Müller won the 2014 World Cup, and scored the opener in the 7-1 drubbing of Brazil in the semi-final.
- Ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Müller has 10 World Cup goals in 16 appearances.
- Only seven players have scored more World Cup goals than Müller.
- All 10 of his goals were scored across the 2010 and 2014 tournaments, with Müller winning the Golden Boot in 2010 and the Silver Boot four years later.
- He was named Best Young Player in 2010, as well as earning a spot in the All-Star Team.
- Müller was again in the All-Star Team in Brazil in 2014, which was accompanied by the Silver Ball.
- Müller’s first five goals at international level were scored at the 2010 World Cup.
- Müller is one of only four Germans to place in the top four in World Cup Golden Ball voting after Oliver Kahn, Harald Schumacher and Lothar Matthäus.
- Miroslav Klose is the only other Germany international to have two top three finishes in the World Cup goalscoring charts.