|Jamal Musiala Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||February 26, 2003|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jamal Musiala is a German-English professional soccer player who has represented, as an attacking midfielder/winger, FC Bayern Munich II (2020) and FC Bayern Munich (2020-Present) in Germany. FC Bayern Munich II is the reserve team of FC Bayern Munich and competes in the 3rd division of the German professional soccer league system. With FC Bayern Munich, Jamal won the Bundesliga (the top tier of the German soccer league system) title in the 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 seasons; and the DFL-Supercup in 2020, 2021, and 2022. The latter trophy is annually decided by a one-off match played between the winners of the DFB-Pokal (the premier domestic knockout soccer competition in Germany) and the Bundesliga championship. The 2021-22 Bundesliga title was the club’s record-extending 31st such title while the 2022 DFL-Supercup was the club’s record-extending 10th such title. With the club, Jamal also won the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League (the most prestigious club competition in European soccer) title in the 2019-20 season; and the UEFA Super Cup in 2020. The former title was the club’s 6th such which made it the then 3rd most successful team in the competition while the latter title was the club’s 2nd such after their maiden triumph in 2013. The UEFA Super Cup (founded in 1972) is annually decided via a one-off match played between the winners of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League (the 2nd-tier club competition in European soccer, ranking below the UEFA Champions League).
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
He splits his time between London, England, United Kingdom, and Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
He holds dual nationality.
Jamal had attended the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Primary School in New Malden, an area in South West London. He then studied at the Whitgift School, an independent day school with limited boarding, located in South Croydon, London.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Daniel Richard
- Mother – Carolin Musiala
- Siblings – Jerrell Musiala (Younger Brother), Latisha Musiala (Sister)
- 14, 8 – Germany
- 37 – FC Bayern Munich II
- 42 – FC Bayern Munich
Attacking Midfielder, Winger
6 ft or 183 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
He is of Nigerian (Yoruba) descent on his father’s side and Polish descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, afro hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
He has been sponsored by the American multinational footwear, apparel, and sports equipment brand Nike, Inc.
Jamal Musiala Facts
- Born in Stuttgart, Germany, to a British-Nigerian father and a German mother of Polish roots, Jamal’s youth career began in 2008 when, as a 5-year-old, he joined TSV Lehnerz, a club located in the Lehnerz suburb of Fulda, Hesse, Germany.
- In 2010, when he was about 7 years old, the family moved to England, and he joined the youth academy of Southampton F.C., a top-flight English professional soccer club. In 2011, he was recruited by the youth system of English giants Chelsea F.C. and stayed there until 2019.
- Later that year, Jamal moved to Germany and joined FC Bayern Munich Junior Team, the youth academy of German titans FC Bayern Munich. His senior career began in 2020 when he started turning out for both FC Bayern Munich II (the reserve team of FC Bayern Munich) and FC Bayern Munich.
- At the international level, owing to his ancestry and residence, Jamal was eligible to represent Germany, England, and Nigeria. He represented England at the under-15 (2016-2017), under-16 (2018-2019), under-17 (2019-2020), and under-21 (2020) tiers. He pledged his allegiance to his birth country of Germany in February 2021 and made his senior national debut for the country in March 2021. He had previously played 2 games for the German under-16 team, in 2018.
- In June 2020, Jamal became the then-youngest player (aged 17 years and 115 days) to have played a match for FC Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. In September 2020, he scored his first Bundesliga goal and became FC Bayern Munich’s then-youngest goalscorer (aged 17 years 205 days).
- Jamal was a part of the FC Bayern Munich squad that won the 2020 edition (played in February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) of the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Club World Cup, the club’s 2nd such title. The tournament involves 7 teams – the continental club champions of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Oceania, and Europe; and the host nation’s national champions – in a straight knock-out tournament.
- In February 2021, he became the UEFA Champions League‘s youngest goalscorer of both English and German nationalities.
- In June 2021, Jamal became the then-youngest player (aged 18 years and 117 days) to have represented Germany in a major tournament when he featured in a 2-2 draw against Hungary in the teams’ last group stage match of the 2020 edition (played in June and July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) of the UEFA European Championship (also known as the UEFA Euro), the quadrennial international men’s soccer championship of Europe.
- He also set up Germany’s late equalizing goal (84th minute) in that match which helped the country earn a draw that proved vital in its progression to the knockout stage of the competition.
- In October 2021, Jamal scored the first senior-level goal of his international career for Germany – the 4th goal in a 4–0 win over North Macedonia in a match that was a part of the qualification process for the 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup. This made him the then second-youngest player (aged 18 years and 227 days) to have scored a senior-level international goal for Germany.
- The IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistics), an organization that chronicles soccer history and records, included him in its ‘IFFHS Men’s Youth (Under-20) World Team’ in 2021.
- For his performances in the 2021-22 season, Kicker (Germany’s leading sports magazine) included Jamal in its ‘Bundesliga Team of the Season’.
- In November 2022, he made his FIFA World Cup debut by starting in the team’s opening group stage game – against Japan. This made him the first teenager to have represented Germany in the competition since 1958. He also became the then 4th-youngest player to have ever represented Germany in the competition.
- In the same match, Youssoufa Moukoko was subbed on in the 90th minute and he became the then-youngest player to have ever represented Germany in a FIFA World Cup match, pushing Jamal to the 5th spot on that list. Germany suffered a shock 1-2 defeat at the hands of Japan in that match and the 2014 champions were eventually knocked out at the group stage of the FIFA World Cup for the 2nd successive edition.
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