Following Bayern’s German Super Cup victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, Thomas Muller has become the most decorated player in German history.
In the 82nd minute at the Allianz Arena, Joshua Kimmich struck to hand his side a 3-2 victory as they beat the Bundesliga runners-up last season.
Corentin Tolisso and Muller had put Bayern 2-0 in front earlier, but in a tense affair, Julian Brandt and Erling Haaland scored to bring Dortmund level.
But Kimmich ‘s goal eventually earned Bayern the win and meant that Muller had picked up the record 27th trophy of his club career in the process.
The 31-year-old has won nine times in the Bundesliga, six times in the DFB-Pokal, two Champions Leagues, one World Cup, one Club World Cup, two UEFA Super Cups, and now six German Super Cups.
Only last week, when Bayern beat Seville 2-1 after extra time in the UEFA Super Cup, Muller picked up his 26th trophy, and less than a week later, he smashed the record previously held by Bayern’s great Bastian Schweinsteiger.
A 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim on Sunday in the Bundesliga, which snapped a 32-match unbeaten streak for Bayern, unexpectedly followed that victory.
It was a banner year for Bayern, who last season won the treble before picking up two trophies in the current 2020-21 campaign over a week.
Head coach Hansi Flick, after his side’s efforts in the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest, said after the Hoffenheim loss that he could hardly blame his side for being tired.