Thomas Muller has always been a fan favorite at his beloved Bayern Munich, and he went above and beyond to get the Bayern supporters engaged when his team won the Bundesliga for the eighth time in a row.
Bayern raised the Meisterschale in front of a sold-out crowd at the Allianz Arena following a 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Stuttgart in their final home game of the season.
Muller and German winger Serge Gnabry both scored goals for the victors.
Following the game, the festivities began as the Bavarian club was presented with the league winners’ trophy for the 31st time.
No team has come close to displacing Bayern at the top of German football since Jurgen Klopp led Borussia Dortmund to back-to-back titles in the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons, when he was in charge of a team that included Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels, and Mario Gotze, all of whom later moved to Bayern.
It is widely established that German football is extremely fan-led, which is not done nearly enough in the rest of Europe. Muller took it to a whole new level this time, climbing into the stands and giving the supporters an experience they will never forget.
Muller lifted the trophy and handed it to the ecstatic audience as the Bayern faithful took turns lifting the iconic silverware, realizing a moment that many football fans dream of with a magnificent gesture from the Bayern star.
The 32-year-old will also be present because his contract has been renewed. He will remain with the club till the end of the 23/24 season.
Muller is a unique species in modern football; he made his Bayern debut in 2008 and has spent his whole career with the club, earning 11 Bundesliga championships and two Champions Leagues. He has also made 414 appearances for the club and scored 137 goals.
Muller and Bayern Munich will be back stronger than ever in their effort to add another Champions League medal to their vast trophy cabinet, after their run was abruptly stopped by Unai Emery’s Villareal.