German midfielder who joined Bayern Munich in 2007 and Germany's national team in 2010. He helped lead Germany to a World Cup Championship in 2014.
He was the top scorer at the European Under-17 Football Championship in 2006.
He became teammates with Lukas Podolski on Germany's national team in 2010.
He began his youth career with Greifswalder SV at the age of seven.
He grew up with a brother, Felix, who would also become a player in Germany's professional league.