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Thomas Muller has always been a fans favourite at his beloved Bayern Munich, and he went the extra mile to get the Bayern faithful involved as his side lifted the Bundesliga trophy for a tenth time in a row.
Bayern lifted the Meisterschale in front of a full capacity crowd at the Allianz Arena after their final home game of the season, which ended in a 2-2 draw with relegation threatened Stuttgart.
Muller and German winger Serge Gnabry got themselves on the score sheet for the champions.
After the match, the celebrations began as the Bavarian club were handed the league winners’ trophy for the 31st time.
No one team has come close to displacing Bayern at the top of German football since Jurgen Klopp masterminded back to back titles in the 10/11 and 11/12 seasons, when he was in charge of a Borussia Dortmund side that had the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels and Mario Gotze in their ranks, all three mentioned players subsequently made the move to Bayern.
It is well documented that German football is very fan led, which is not done enough in the rest of the continent. Muller took that to a whole new dimension this time round as he climbed into the stands and gave the fans a moment they will never forget.
Muller took the trophy and handed it to the very excited crowd as the Bayern faithful took turns to lift the famous silverware, a moment that all footballs fans dream of has been realised by a great gesture from the Bayern player.
Good morning to everyone but a very special good morning to Thomas Muller who wanted to make sure the fans got to touch the Bundesliga Championship shield and honestly he better be in Bundesliga TOTS or I’m uninstalling. ☀️— Zwë 👑 (@ZwebackHD) May 12, 2022
The 32 year-old will be hanging around too, as his contract has again been extended. Keeping him at the club until the conclusion of the 23/24 season.
Muller is a rare breed in modern football, he made his Bayern debut back in 2008, and has been a one club man throughout his illustrious career, winning 11 Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues. He has also racked up 414 appearances for the club and has 137 goals to his name.
Muller and Bayern will be back stronger than ever in a bid to add another Champions League trophy to their massive cabinet, after their run was ended in surprising fashion by Unai Emery’s Villareal.
Words by Marcus Chan.