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Jamal Musiala
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Personal information
Full name Jamal Musiala
Date of birth 26 February 2003 (2003-02-26) (age 18)
Place of birth Stuttgart, Germany
Height 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Bayern Munich
Number 42
Youth career
0000–2011 TSV Lehnerz
2011–2019 Chelsea
2019–2020 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020– Bayern Munich II 10 (2)
2020– Bayern Munich 27 (6)
National team
2016–2017 England U15
2018 Germany U16 2 (0)
2018–2019 England U16 5 (2)
2019–2020 England U17 9 (2)
2020 England U21 2 (1)
2021– Germany 5 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:23, 22 May 2021 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:54, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

Jamal Musiala (born 26 February 2003) is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

Born in Germany to a British-Nigerian father and German mother and raised mainly in England, Musiala represented both Germany and England at youth level, and eventually pledged his allegiance to the Germany national team for future games in February 2021, representing the side at UEFA Euro 2020.

Early life

Musiala was born in Stuttgart, Germany to a British-Nigerian father and German mother. He lived in Fulda until the age of seven, before moving to England with his family, where he went on to spend most of his childhood. He went to primary school at the Corpus Christi School in New Malden. For secondary school he went to the Whitgift School in Croydon. He was in the Chelsea academy for most of his childhood years.

Club career

In July 2019, aged 16, Musiala left Chelsea to join Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. On 3 June 2020, Musiala made his professional debut, coming on as a substitute for Bayern Munich II in their 3–2 win over Preußen Münster in the 3. Liga. On 20 June 2020, he made his Bundesliga debut against Freiburg, and he became the youngest player to play a match for Bayern in the Bundesliga, aged 17 years and 115 days. On 18 September 2020, Musiala scored his first Bundesliga goal in an 8–0 win over Schalke, to become Bayern's youngest goalscorer, aged 17 years 205 days, breaking the previous record of Roque Santa Cruz, aged 18 years 12 days.

On 3 November, Musiala made his Champions League debut as a substitute to Thomas Müller in a 6–2 away win over Red Bull Salzburg. On 1 December, he started his first Champions League match in a 1–1 away draw against Atlético Madrid. On 23 February 2021, Musiala scored his first Champions League goal in a 4–1 away win over Lazio in the first leg of the round of 16 tie, becoming the competition's youngest goalscorer of both English and German nationalities. On 5 March, he signed his first professional contract at Bayern Munich until 2026.

International career

Musiala, who was also eligible to play for Nigeria via his father, has represented both England and Germany at youth international level.

Youth

In November 2020, Musiala was called up to the England under-21 squad for the first time for their 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches. He made his U21 debut as a substitute during a 3–1 victory over Andorra under-21s at Molineux Stadium on 13 November 2020. He scored his first under-21 goal during a 5–0 win over Albania at Molineux Stadium on 17 November 2020. After choosing to represent England's under-21s, the German football association indicated that they had stopped pursuing Musiala, with youth team coach Meikel Schonweitz stating: "He has clearly signalled to us that he currently sees his future with the English national teams. We accept his decision and wish him all the best for his sporting career." Musiala had previously indicated that he felt more comfortable playing for England at youth level than for Germany, as he grew up as a footballer at Chelsea with other English players, whereas for Germany he did not know any of the other players.

Senior

On 24 February 2021, Musiala announced he had decided to represent his birth nation, Germany, for full international matches. He subsequently received his first call up to the senior team for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March 2021, making his debut on 25 March 2021 as a 79th minute substitute in a 3–0 win against Iceland. On 19 May 2021, he was selected to the squad for the UEFA Euro 2020. On 23 June 2021, he became the youngest German player to feature in a major tournament in a 2–2 draw with Hungary in Euro 2020, aged 18 years and 117 days.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayern Munich II 2019–20 3. Liga 8 2 8 2
2020–21 3. Liga 2 0 2 0
Total 10 2 10 2
Bayern Munich 2019–20 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2020–21 Bundesliga 26 6 2 0 6 1 3 0 37 7
Total 27 6 2 0 6 1 3 0 38 7
Career total 37 8 2 0 6 1 3 0 48 9

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany
2021 5 0
Total 5 0

Honours

Bayern Munich II

Bayern Munich

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