Capital: € 20 million
Age: 31
Born: December 16, 1988
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: Soccer player
Last updated: 2023

Short introduction

Mats Hummels came in seventh with a fortune of 20 million euros in the ranking of currently active German soccer players. Like the six players before him, he was part of the German national team that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Hummels embodies the prototype of the modern central defender: on the one hand, he keeps the opposing attacker at bay with his speed and header strength, on the other hand, he switched himself into the attack with precise passes and a lot of clarity and scored decisive goals.

Thanks to his wife Cathy, Hummels appears more frequently in tabloid magazines away from the football field. She works as a moderator and keeps talking about her media appearances.

Early life

Mats Hummels was born in 1988 in Bergisch Gladbach, the son of football player Hermann Hummels and sports journalist Ulla Holthoff, where he spent his early childhood. After finishing his career as an active footballer, Hummel’s father became a football coach at SV Wehen and later at 1. FSV Mainz 05. Finally, he got the offer to become a junior coach at FC Bayern Munich.

The following move to Munich enabled Mats Hummels to switch to the youth department of FC Bayern as a young player of seven. There he continued to develop until he was allowed to appear in the regional youth team for the first time in the 2005/2006 season in the youth division. Under the strict eyes of the trainer Hermann Gerland, he managed to earn a regular place and recommend it to the professional squad.


After Hummels signed his first contract with Bayern in 2007, he was initially unable to prevail against the strong competition in the professional squad. In order to collect game practice, he switched to Borussia Dortmund in the 2007/2008 season on loan.

There he made his first competitive game in January 2008 in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup against Werder Bremen. He made his Bundesliga debut in the BVB jersey two weeks later against Energie Cottbus. After convincing performances, he became an integral part of the team.

The 2008/2009 season was extremely unfortunate. Due to a ligament injury, he dropped out of the first half of the season and the entire second half of the season. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich agreed on a final change of Hummels.

From the 2009/10 season, Hummels only went uphill. He was a regular again and qualified with the team for the Europa League. The following year he won the championship with the Borussia. The defense of the Borussia was by far the best in the league. In the 2011/2012 season, the team was even able to exceed the success by winning the double of the championship and the DFB Cup.

In the 2012/13 season, Hummels and his team only managed the vice championship. In the Champions League, too, he had to settle for second place behind Bayern.

2013/14 again only jumped out of second place in the DFB Cup behind Bayern. Hummels achieved the next big success with the national team at the World Cup in Brazil with the title win.

After the BVB eleven once again only achieved second place in the DFB Cup in the 2015/2016 season, Hummels returned to FC Bayern, with whom he won the German championship three times and the DFB Cup once. Hummels is currently under contract for BVB again.

Career highlights

The highlight in Mats Hummel’s career is winning the World Cup in 2014. Hummels made a significant contribution to the success of the national team with his strong performance.

In the fiercely contested quarter-final against the French national team, he scored the decisive header for the 1-0. In the final, he and his congenial defense partner Jerome Boateng largely managed to take Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi out of the game.

Famous quotes

“Thomas, Jerome and I have given everything for the national team for years and in my eyes this deal does not do justice to what we have achieved and achieved. And that leaves me anything but cold because I loved playing for Germany! ” (About his retirement from the national team)

“I like Jogi Löw. I use his deodorant, his shampoo… ”

Amazing facts

Despite his relatively “old” age for a footballer, Mats Hummel’s market value is still estimated at 30 million euros

In the 2010/2011 season, Hummels was “top scorer of the defenders” of the Bundesliga with five goals.


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