Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller, 22, is now ranked as the most valuable brand in German football, according to new research conducted by management consultancy firm Batten & Company.
Mueller, who made his name at the 2010 World Cup, has overtaken his club team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger to become Germany's latest Goldenballs. His value is rated at €24.9m, with former No.1 Schweini down to fourth (€20.3m).
Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who also plays for Bayern, has shot up into second place (€23.2m), with Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil in third (€22.8m).(Bild)