Manuel Neuer is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper forBayern Munich and the German national football team. Neuer signed professional terms in 2005 after progressing through every age group at his hometown club. He made his Bundesligadebut when he came on to substitute the injured Frank Rost on match day 2 of the 2006–07 season. On 5 March 2008, in the first knockout round of the UEFA Champions League, Neuer performed fantastically against FC Porto where he almost single-handedly kept Schalke in the game with some brilliant saves and forced the game into penalties. For his heroics, he was shortlisted for the 2007–08 UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year award of which he was the youngest as well as the only Bundesliga goalkeeper on the list. In November 2009, he was the only German goalkeeper in the list of five nominated goalkeepers for the UEFA Team of the Year. On 1 June 2011 Schalke and Bayern Munich confirmed that Neuer would move to Bayern Munich in July 2011. Neuer signed a five-year contract that will last until June 2016. On 25 April 2012, Neuer saved penalty kicks from both Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaká and helped Bayern through the UEFA Champions League semifinals against Real Madrid. e won the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship with the Germany national under-21 football team in Sweden and kept a clean sheet in the 4–0 win in the final against England.