November 21st, 2011
Manuel Neuer: Got His Mind AND The Money
Boys, eh? Give them a football, they kick it. A water bottle, they spray it. An air-rifle… well, let’s not go there.
But sometimes, just sometimes, players exhibit a startling braininess. There was Clark Carlisle and his awesome ‘Countdown’ run. Frankie Lampard and his Latin GSCE. And the anonymous dude who keeps us guessing via his Guardian column entitled ‘The Secret Footballer’, to name but a few.
Image: REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen.
The latest player to simultaneously confound our expectations and increase his HQ (Hot Quotient, obv) to almost unprecedented levels is Manuel Neuer. The Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper appeared on a celebrity edition of TV quiz show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ this week, and won €500,000 for charity, utilising those hidden depths we’d love to become more acquainted with.
Check out his amazeballs performance in the video above. It’s in German, but if you don’t speak it, don’t panic. It’s fairly obvious what’s going on and by the time you realise how cute Manuel looks when he’s thinking, you won’t care anyway.