Jamal Musiala facts for kids
Musiala in 2022
|Date of birth||26 February 2003|
|Place of birth||Stuttgart, Germany|
|Current club||Bayern Munich|
|2020||Bayern Munich II||10||(2)|
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Germany to a Nigerian father and German mother, he was raised from the age of seven 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.
Musiala was born in Stuttgart, Germany to a Nigerian Yoruba father and German mother of Polish roots. He lived in Fulda until the age of seven, before moving to England with his family, where he went for the rest 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 the lasting years of his childhood.
2019–20: Move to Bayern Munich and debut
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 SC Freiburg, and he became the youngest player to play a match for Bayern in the Bundesliga, aged 17 years and 115 days. Musiala was a part of the squad that won the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, although he did not make any appearances in the tournament.
2020–21: First-team breakthrough
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.
On 25 August 2021, Musiala scored his first two goals of the season in a 12–0 DFB Pokal away win over Bremer SV. Three days later, he then scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season in a 5–0 win over Hertha BSC. On 8 December 2021, Musiala scored his first Champions League goal of the season in a 3–0 win over Barcelona. On 23 April 2022, Musiala's strike sealed the title in a 3–1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker, giving Bayern their tenth straight Bundesliga title.
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.
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 and scoring his first goal in a 4–0 win over North Macedonia on 11 October. 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. During the match, Musiala set up Leon Goretzka's late equalizer which sent Germany through to the Round of 16. In doing so, he received praise from pundits and fans worldwide.
Style of play
As a versatile player, Musiala plays both on the wings and at all positions of the midfield. According to Hansi Flick, who gave Musiala his debut at FC Bayern Munich, "He has a great eye and feeling for choosing the right spaces. He is very confident on the ball and can play well between the lines."
|Bayern Munich II||2019–20||3. Liga||8||2||—||—||—||8||2|
- Germany score listed first, score column indicates score after each Musiala goal
|1||11 October 2021||Toše Proeski Arena, Skopje, North Macedonia||9||North Macedonia||4–0||4–0||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Bayern Munich II
- 3. Liga: 2019–20
- Bundesliga: 2020–21, 2021–22
- DFL-Supercup: 2020, 2021, 2022
- UEFA Champions League: 2019–20
- UEFA Super Cup: 2020
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2020
- IFFHS Men's Youth (U20) World Team: 2021
- kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2021–22
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