Mats Hummels is a German footballer, who plays for Germany national team and Bayern Munich as a central defender. He was born on 16 December 1988 in Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany.
Mats is a son of a footballer Hermann Hummels who was a youth coordinator at Bayern Munich till 2012. He was not even seven years old when his father made him join the Football Club Bayern Munich.
He had played in all youth teams at Bayern and made his senior debut when he was 18 years old. A year later, he played his first Bundesliga match with the first team in a 5–2 home routing of FSV Mainz 05.
In 2008 he joined Borussia Dortmund and left it in 2016 to re-join Bayern Munich.
In 2007 he was called to join German Under-21 national team. In his small playing time of the U21 team, he had 21 appearances with five goals to his name.
In May 2010, he made his senior team debut in the game against Malta for Germany's A team at Aachen and took part in a 3–0 win at New Tivoli.
Rise to Glory
At the European Championship 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, he was in the starting lineup five times. Hummels also played an important role at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
He was also a key player in the 4-0 opening victory against Portugal as well as in the quarter-final against France.
Hummels has a made a total of 62 appearances while playing for the German national team and has five goals in his national career.
His honours at the club include two league titles and finishing as runner-up in the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League. He has earned a total of 53 caps till date.