Germany recall Thomas Müller has been allocated his traditional Bayern Munich No.25 for the UEFA 2020 Euros. - © DFL
Germany recall Thomas Müller has been allocated his traditional Bayern Munich No.25 for the UEFA 2020 Euros. - © DFL
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Bayern Munich's Thomas Müller to wear Germany No.25 shirt at UEFA Euro 2020

Bayern Munich's Thomas Müller will wear the Germany No.25 shirt at this summer's rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 championships, instead of his old No.13 jersey.

Müller is back in Joachim Löw's squad for the first time since making a cameo in a UEFA Nations League draw with the Netherlands on 19 November 2018.

The 31-year-old has donned the No.13 shirt in all but one of his 100 senior international outings to date, but has opted for the No.25 that has served him so well across 581 competitive appearances for Bayern.

Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Jonas Hofmann will wear No.13, while Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels - another 2014 FIFA World Cup-winning bastion to earn a recall - has been allocated his traditional No.5.

Müller's return to the international fold is richly deserved. The self-styled Raumdeuter broke the top-flight record for most assists in a single season in 2019/20, before adding a league-best 18 to his report card in 2020/21. He also scored 19 times across that period, with his 11 strikes this past season second only at Bayern to the 41-goal Robert Lewandowski.

Müller is the most experienced outfield member of Löw's 26-man squad. A Germany debutant in March 2010, he made 11 appearances as Die Mannschaft reached the semi-finals at Euro 2012 and 2016, but is yet to score in the tournament. He did, however, win the Golden and Silver Boot at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup respectively. His last of 38 international goals to date fell in a friendly draw with Spain on 28 March 2018.

Watch: All of Thomas Müller's Bundesliga goals and assists in 2020/21

Germany - who will face Denmark and Latvia in a pair of pre-tournament friendlies at the start of June - take on world champions France (15 June), holders Portugal (19 June) and Hungary (23 June) in Group F. All of their matches will take place at Bayern's Allianz Arena. They are bidding to win the competition for the fourth time, but first since 1996.