Germany’s football World Cup-winning captain Lothar Matthäus is set to visit the country as part of the Bundesliga Legends Tour, the organizers said in a statement on Monday. The captain of the 1990 World Cup winners will undertake his first ever tour of India, during which he will participate in a number of fan and media activities. Former FIFA World Player of the Year, Lothar Matthäus will visit several football development projects and attend Indian Super League games in Kochi (December 4, Kerala Blasters vs Jamshedpur FC) and Mumbai (December 6, Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC).
Lothar Matthäus will also meet several key stakeholders within Indian football ecosystem. The Bundesliga trophy, the ‘Meisterschale’, will follow the legend and will be on display in both Kochi and Mumbai for fans to get their photo with the world-famous trophy.
The Lothar Matthäus is one of the most recognized football players in the world. With his participation in the World Cup in 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 and a total of 150 games, he holds the record as the player with the most caps for the German national team. As part of the 808 games he played in top leagues worldwide, The Lothar Matthäus completed 609 Bundesliga games for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern Munich. He has also managed and coached a number of teams across the world.