In 2008 Ralf Fährmann made his debut at Schalke. Recently he became the number one goalkeeper after turning things around. His secret is mental strength that helped him rebound into reputable force between the post.
25 years after reunification, all of Germany's top-class professional teams are from the old West Germany. The same goes for the 2nd division with the exception of Union Berlin. But there is hope, chiefly for RB Leipzig.
Ingolstadt midfielder Alfredo Morales is emblematic of the the new multi-cultural Bundesliga.
For ten years, Hiba Jaafil was the captain of the Lebanon national women's football team. Now she coaches the Lebanon under 17s and 19s. To better her skills, she did an internship at TSG Hoffenheim in southern Germany.