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Mueller Doubles Up

By July 12, 2010

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Germany forward Thomas Mueller walked off with two awards on Sunday after an outstanding World Cup.

The 20-year-old won the Golden Boot for top goalscorer and was also named the best young player of the tournament.

The Golden Boot is decided on goals first, then assists, minutes on pitch, and finally surname. Mueller finished level on five goals with David Villa, Wesley Sneijder and Diego Forlan, but provided three assists which was two more than the others.

There was never any contest in the young player award, as he was nominated alongside Mexico's Giovani dos Santos and Ghana's André Ayew. Both enjoyed good tournaments, but could not compete in the goals stakes or for all round contribution.

Mueller showed terrific vision, speed and cool finishing abilities as he wreaked havoc on the right of the German attack. It was little coincidence that Germany's most ineffectual attacking display came against Spain in the semi-final when Mueller was suspended.

Let's remember this is a guy who only started playing regularly for Bayern Munich last season.

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July 29, 2010 at 11:42 am
(1) Dr. Cajetan Coelho says:

Congratulations to young star Thomas Mueller.

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