Nobody plays football quite like Thomas Mueller. From his gangly posture, his irregular touch on the ball to his old-fashioned celebration of simple euphoria with every goal, Germany's Raumdeuter—or 'interpreter of space'—may only be 24 years old, but he is undoubtedly one of their most important players.
A star in his own right for Bayern Munich and Joachim Loew's formidable Die Mannschaft, Mueller approaches this coming World Cup in Brazil like a breath of fresh air and optimism.
What makes the young forward so valuable to club and country is his unpredictability. Where the likes of Miroslav Klose, Bastian Schweinsteiger and even Manuel Neuer may provide little else besides their flickering brilliance, Mueller has a gift to always show up at the right place in the right time to drag Germany onwards and upwards.
Here are his top six moments in a Germany top.