Written by @thefootballfaction
Germany can be considered a powerhouse across international football. They won the World Cup in Brazil back in 2014, and are betting favorites to win in Russia in the approaching summer. Among all the great players that represent the country of Germany, 22 year old Joshua Kimmich was dubbed the Best German Player of 2017. These results were determined by a poll that was held by the German Football Association. He already has over 20 international caps and has been playing consistent first team football for Bayern Munich.
Kimmich began his career in the third division in Germany with RB Leipzig. Obviously, Leipzig have considerably risen up the ranks and are currently 4th in the Bundesliga. However, this was before the glory came to Leipzig. Kimmich was a regular in the side for two seasons until he earned himself a transfer to Bayern back in 2015. Joshua Kimmich still managed to play over 20 games for Bayern in his first season at the club. Year after year, Kimmich has shown noticeable improvement in all aspects of his game. Now he is and should be regarded as a top level right back in world football.
Although he has been playing at the right back spot throughout the entire 2017-18 campaign, Kimmich has received praise for being one of the most versatile players in Europe. He can play fullback, center back, and can even push up to a holding midfield role in needed. Having this sort of variation to positions and play styles makes Kimmich an easy player to fit into your squad, even in a side that is as talented as Bayern
Another thing to mention is this guy’s reliability. He very rarely makes glaring mistakes that lead to the opposition earning a goal scoring chance. His passing his confident and pinpoint, his crosses and set pieces are target practice, and his composure and determination is something so rare for such a young player.
As we approach just over halfway through the season, Bayern Munich are 16 points clear at the top of the table. I think it’s fair to take into account that Joshua Kimmich deserves the recognition he deserves in this award. At only 22, Kimmich is already an outstanding replacement for the recent legend Philipp Lahm following his retirement. I’m sure that Kimmich aspires to be everything that Philipp Lahm was, and if he maintains loyalty and everlasting consistency, The young Joshua Kimmich could go down in footballing history.