Lahm scored the opening goal of the 2006 World Cup.
does a lot of charity work and has taken part on several
charity campaigns and events. He has established a
foundation, Philipp Lahm-Stiftung, to support underprivileged
children and is also an official ambassador representing
"FIFA for SOS Children's Villages".
November 8, 2009 Lahm was given the highest fine in
the history of Bayern München to date (estimated
to be over €25,000) after giving an unauthorised
interview in Süddeutsche Zeitung. He criticised
the transfer policy of the club and the lack of game
philosophy and strategic planning.