Germany’s World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger ends his football career

Germany and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has brought the curtain down on an illustrious professional football career at the age of 35.
Schweinsteiger, who was born and raised near Munich, had 500 first-team appearances for Bayern Munich between 2002 and 2015, scoring 68 goals. He won eight Bundesliga titles, seven German Cups, one League Cup and one Champions League, and was part of the historic treble in 2013.
He also 121 caps for his country and was a vital member of the Germany team which won the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. Following the tournament, he took up the captaincy from Bayern teammate and close friend Philipp Lahm.
He had a brief stint at Manchester United from 2015-17, where he made a total of 35 appearances, winning the FA Cup and Europa League titles. He then moved to Chicago Fire in the United States, scoring eight goals in 92 appearances.
“Saying goodbye as an active player makes me feel a little nostalgic, but I am also looking forward to the exciting challenges that await me soon. I will always remain faithful to football,” Schweinsteiger said.

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