The data that elevates Neuer in the history of the World Cups

German Manuel Neuer is playing his 19th World Cup match against Costa Rica and becomes the goalkeeper who has played the most in the history of the tournament ahead of his compatriot Sepp Maier and Brazilian Claudio Taffarel.

The Bayern Munich player, born in Gelsenkirchen 36 years ago, appears in Germany’s starting eleven against Costa Rica on the last day of Group E of the World Cup in Qatar.

Neuer has played four World Cups throughout his career. In South Africa 2010 he played six games, in Brazil 2014 he participated in the seven that led Germany to the title, while in Russia 2018 he only played three after losing in the first phase. In Qatar he has started in all three games, with this one, in the group stage.

Neuer made his debut for Germany in 2009 and today reaches his 117th international cap.