“Winning the Golden Boot is a huge honour” – Müller

Thomas Muller admits he never believed he would win the Adidas Golden Boot before the FIFA World Cup 2010 began.


The 20-year-old forward, who only debuted for the Germans in March, netted 5 goals in South Africa to land the prestigious prize. The same amount of goals were also scored by Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), David Villa (Spain) and Diego Forlan (Uruguay), but the Bayern Munich youngster’s 3 assists helped him edge ahead of the trio.

This is just incredible for a newcomer to the World Cup. If anyone had told me I’d end on eight scorer points, I’d have said they were kidding me. It’s an honour of course, but at the end of the day, I’d rather have had the World Cup itself.”  – Müller said on Bayern Munich’s official website.

“It’s a huge honour to be part of a group including the likes of Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, Michael Owen and the most recent winner, Lukas Podolski. “For me personally, it’s terrific confirmation of the work I’ve put in over the last year. I’m delighted my great run has continued here, and I’ve really enjoyed it too. The honour will be with me for all time, and it’s a wonderful memento too.” – Muller said about the young player of the year award.

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