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Philipp Lahm

30-Year-Old Defender     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga


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

October 5, 2014    Philipp Lahm News

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Lahm got an assist as Bayern Munich ran out comfortable 4-0 winners Saturday against Hannover.

Lahm was his usual lively self with some effective runs and attacking play while also getting an assist for Arjen Robben's first goal. He was eventually replaced by Sebastian Rode on 75 minutes with Bayern in a healthy 3-0 lead. Lahm now sits on two assists for the season and has played in every game for the league leaders.

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

July 18, 2014

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Lahm announced Thursday that he has retired from international football, BBC Sport reports.

Lahm leaves international competition on a high note, captaining Germany to a World Cup victory in Brazil. He is contracted with Bayern Munich through the 2017-18 season, and there is little reason to believe he won't see it out.

July 9, 2014

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Lahm had two assists during Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil in the semifinals of the World Cup on Tuesday.

A late goal by Oscar ruined Lahm's clean sheet, but the two assists provided a nicely productive day for the defender.

June 16, 2014

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Lahm returned from an ankle injury to start and play all 90 minutes of Germany's 4-0 win over Portugal in their World Cup opener on Monday.

Lahm took only one shot on the day, but a bigger performance was hardly necessary, especially after Portugal went down to 10 men in the 37th minute thanks to a Pepe red card for headbutting Thomas Muller. Lahm is a vital piece of the German midfield, although there are plenty of higher-ceiling fantasy options, headlined by Muller, who had a hat trick against Portugal.

June 15, 2014

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Lahm has recovered from his ankle injury and he is expected to start Monday's World Cup match against Portugal, The Guardian reports.

Lahm suffered the injury in Bayern Munich's last match this season, and he missed most of Germany's training camp ahead of their trip to Brazil. However, he has been deemed fit and is expected to start in midfield along with Jerome Boateng, Toni Kroos and either Sami Khedira or Bastian Schweinsteiger, the latter of which just overcame a knee injury of his own.

December 8, 2013

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Lahm, who has been battling a thigh injury for the past few weeks, returning to first-team training Sunday, according to

Lahm's returning to training has him likely to be available for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Manchester City. If he's unable to feature then, he could face Hamburger SV on Saturday.

August 24, 2013

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Lahm was credited with an assist on Franch Ribery's goal in the 69th minute and another on Arjen Robben's goal in the 78th minute during Saturday's 2-0 victory over Nurnberg.

Lahm had 19 assists in all competitions last season (11 in Bundesliga play), and he's well on his way to hitting that mark again this season after Saturday's performance. With the way Bayern scores goals, Lahm remains a valuable fantasy defender.

June 23, 2012

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Lahm netted the opener for the German's in Friday's 4-2 triumph over Greece in the Euro 2012 quarterfinals.

Lahm and a veteran German side quieted any doubts that the Greeks would spring another 2012 shocker.