Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels ( 2012)

Mats Julian Hummels ( born December 16, 1988 in Bergisch Gladbach ) is a German football player. Hummels plays since the beginning of 2008 with Borussia Dortmund and running on there as a central defender; He is the player of the German national team.

Childhood and youth

Mats Hummels came in 1988 as the son of a sports journalist Ulla HolthofF and soccer player Hermann Hummels to the world. He grew up in the Rhine -Main region, where his younger brother Jonas was born two years after him. After father Hermann had gone as a youth coach for FC Bayern Munich, the family moved to Munich. Hummels attended high school Neubiberg, which he left early with regard to his career as a professional footballer after the twelfth class with the diploma.



FC Bayern Munich

Mats Hummels played from the age of seven at Bayern Munich. In youth he often played with his brother Jonas.

During the 2005/06 season coach Hermann Gerland called Hummels from the U 19 for the first time in the Regional team. The following year he was there immediately to regular players. Thereupon Felix Magath, the then coach of the Bundesliga team, attentive to him. He took him in preparing for the season 2006 /07 the professionals of FC Bayern Munich and put him in the League Cup semi-final against FC Schalke 04 a. Then Hummels was equipped with a running from 1 January 2007 professional contract. On 19 May 2007, the last season game day, Hummel was in a 5-2 home victory over 1 FSV Mainz 05 - 52 minutes in to replace Martín Demichelis - his debut in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund

After Hummels had not come in the first round of the 2007/08 season in the first team of FC Bayern to use and had only played in the U 23, he was first hired during the winter break until June 30, 2009 at Borussia Dortmund. His first competitive game for Borussia, he played on 29 January 2008 at the DFB Cup second round against Werder Bremen as he was substituted just before the end of the game. On 16 February 2008, he celebrated a 2-0 away win in Cottbus his league debut for Borussia Dortmund and was then regularly used. With the BVB he was on 19 April 2008 at the DFB Cup final in Berlin, which was won by Bayern Munich 2-1 after extra time. Although he himself was part of the squad, but did not play.

The 2008/09 season began Hummel in the starting lineup, but could not play due to injury from the first round. In January 2009, Hummels suffered a partial tear of the right inner and outer band in the ankle in an indoor tournament. A month later, when Hummels first time boarding back into training, the same outer band tore completely, so it turned out for the rest of the Bundesliga season and first on the final day was back on the bench. In February 2009, however, the BVB and Bayern Munich agreed on a final change. Here, the ongoing until end of season loan contract was dissolved. Hummels then got out of the Borussia a new contract running until 2013. With the start of the 2009/10 season Hummels was symptom free. In the first two games of the season when he came on as a substitute for the train, on Matchday he had to replace the injured Tinga already in the fourth minute and was from then on to the root of the team. At the end of the season he reached for the first time with the BVB a Europa League place.

The 2010/11 season was very successful for Hummels and Dortmund. With 43 ​​points after 17 games, the team was already on 15 Matchday secure the unofficial title of Autumn Champion and already the 32nd matchday of the title of German Champion has been reached. With just 22 goals conceded put BVB the best by far defense in the league. From sports magazine Kicker Hummels received the highest marks of all Bundesliga player of the season. With five goals, he was also, as Georg Niedermeier Meier from VfB Stuttgart, defender Most dangerous goal scorer of the season. In March 2011, Mats Hummels extended his contract at Borussia Dortmund ahead until 30 June 2014, in June 2012, again ahead by 30 June 2017.

In the season after the championship Dortmund were unable to continue their good work first. After six games, the Dortmund had just as many goals in the Champions League and you had to pay dues, twelve goals in the six games in the group stage meant the early corner. Nevertheless, they started back in the league and lost from the seventh match a single game more in five draws. Key game here was the 1-0 victory against FC Bayern Munich, who was still the leader after the first round. In addition, the Borussia presented at the end with 25 goals conceded again one of the three best defenses in the league. This Hummels and BVB defended in the season 2011/12 the German championship title from last year. In the DFB-Pokal you also reached the final, which was won against the runners-up Bayern Munich spectacular 5-2 and the double made ​​perfect.


Mats Hummels was not discovered until late for the youth teams of the DFB and was on 27 March 2007 under coach Dieter Eilts his debut in the U- 21 team that won in Dusseldorf 1-0 against the Czech team. He participated in the U -21 Football Championship 2009 in Sweden under national coach Horst Hrubesch part and completed after a brief appearance in the semi-final against Italy the finale, in which the German selection defeated England 4-0.

On 6 May 2010 he was first nominated by national coach Joachim Loew for the match against Malta on 13 May 2010 for the senior team; with the Substitutes for the second half for Serdar Taşçı he received his first senior international match. The World Cup came in still too early and he was not taken.

For the first match after the World Cup on November 17, 2010, he was nominated along with his team-mates Marcel Schmelzer, Mario Goetze and Kevin Grosskreutz for the squad against Sweden and played the full 90 minutes. He made three more friendlies in the national jersey before it ran aground on June 3, 2011 in his first of four qualifying matches for the 2012 European Championship. On May 26, 2012, he scored in the immediate EM preparation with the intermediate 1:2 his first international goal in the 3:5 defeat against Switzerland. Subsequently, he was included in the German Championship squad.

Surprisingly stood Hummels of tournament beginning in the starting lineup after the favored Per Mertesacker had not been fit enough after lengthy injury, and showed a convincing performance. As a result, Hummels played in all five matches of the German national EM over the full 90 minutes. While he was still frequently criticized before the European Championships for his club in contrast to the fluctuating performance, he was at the tournament as one of the best German players. Due to his strong performance he was for Zinédine Zidane while the largest positive surprise of the tournament. He had in the first round, the second-best tackle rate of all EM- player and came up without a foul. In the test match against England on November 19, 2013 he was injured and fell to January 2014. Shortly after, he suffered a re-injury and had to pause to February on.


Since 2007, Hummels, together with his girlfriend Cathy Fischer.

In the game FIFA 12 Hummels was seen together with Lukas Podolski on the German cover.


Borussia Dortmund

  • German champion: 2011, 2012
  • German Vice-Champion: 2013
  • DFB Cup: 2012
  • DFB Cup finalists: 2008
  • DFL - Supercup: 2008 ( unofficially ), 2013
  • Champions League finalists: 2013

FC Bayern Munich

  • German A- Junior Vice- Champion 2006


  • U-21 European Championship: 2009


  • Bavarian Sport Award: " Outstanding Young Athletes "