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Philipp Lahm

31-Year-Old Defender     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga


Germany

Birthdate:  November 11, 1983    Birthplace:  Munich, Germany    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  146 lbs    

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Lahm was limited to just 25 starts for Bayern this season after breaking his foot in November, but still contributed to 16 clean sheets for the league-leaders in defense.

The injury-riddled Bayern back-line was visibly more stable when Lahm was in the team, and the versatile 31-year-old even chipped in two goals and two assists while playing in a defensive midfield role at times. Several big clubs around Europe have been linked with Lahm, but he has resisted the temptaion to move many times in the past and seems likely to do so again.

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Philipp Lahm: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 13, 2015

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Lahm was an unused substitute during Wednesday's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk, his first match since breaking his ankle in November.

Bayern won the match 7-0, but lost Franck Ribery (ankle) and Arjen Robben (hamstring) to injuries, which forced manager Pep Guardiola's hand a bit in terms of substitutions. Given that he was cleared to at least be on the bench, Lahm could make his official return Saturday against Werder Bremen.

March 9, 2015

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Lahm (ankle) is back in full training, and he could be available for Wednesday's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Lahm suffered a broken ankle back in November and has slowly been making his way back. It would be surprising if he got the start in Wednesday's match, but he could feature at the weekend when Bundesliga play returns.

February 17, 2015

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Lahm, who remains sidelined with an ankle injury, returned to limited training this week, Bundesliga.com reports.

Lahm suffered a broken ankle back in November and has continued to rehab after having surgery. He will obviously not be available for Tuesday's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk, but his return isn't too far off any more.

January 22, 2015

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Lahm is no longer wearing a splint of using crutches, as he continues to work his way back form an ankle injury, the club's official website reports.

Lahm has already missed two months after suffering a broken ankle during training, and while he is able to work on his conditioning now, he's still got plenty of time before he returns for matches.

January 14, 2015

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Lahm, who was named to the FIFA FIFPro World XI on Monday, said Wednesday that he will retire when his contract with Bayern Munich expires after the 2017/18 Bundesliga season, ESPN FC reports.

There was some light speculation that Lahm could consider heading to Major League Soccer after his Bayern deal expires, and while it's possible that he could change his mind, it doesn't appear to be in the cards. Lahm was won five Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, and they have an 11-point lead this year.

November 18, 2014

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Lahm will be sidelined for at least three months after fracturing his ankle in training Monday.

While he isn't always a big fantasy contributor, particularly now that he's listed as a midfielder in most formats, this is a huge blow to Bayern Munich as they try to repeat as Bundesliga champions and try to capture the Champions League trophy for the second time in three years. Given the timeline, Lahm could still return for the stretch run of the season, but it wouldn't be surprising if it took him a while to get back to full speed.

November 18, 2014

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Lahm was seriously injured in training on Tuesday.

Munich are waiting for a diagnosis, but with the club directly reporting a "serious innjury," this cannot be good. Stay tuned.