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Bastian Schweinsteiger bows out of football after a successful career

Germany’s Football legend Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from football.

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The combative midfielder announced his retirement from football on Tuesday after a successful 17 year service to the game.

Having made his debut in 2002 with Bayern as an 18-year-old, Schweinsteiger went on to accrue 27 winner’s medals, most notably the FIFA World Cup™ in 2014.

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He went on to play for Manchester United and Chicago Fire before announcing his retirement.

He represented his country, Germany in 121 matches in which he scored 24 goals.

“Dear fans, the time has now come and I will be finishing my active career at the end of this season,” the former Germany captain announced on Twitter. “You made this unbelievable time possible for me.

“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 remain faithful to football.”

Schweinsteiger’s trophy cabinet

International

  • FIFA World Cup winner: 2014
  • FIFA World Cup bronze: 2006, 2010
  • UEFA EURO silver: 2008

Club

  • FIFA Club World Cup winner: 2013
  • UEFA Champions League winner: 2013
  • UEFA Europa League winner: 2017
  • UEFA Super Cup winner: 2013
  • German Bundesliga winner (8): 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • DFB-Pokal winner (7): 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014
  • DFB-Ligapokal winner: 2004, 2007
  • DFL-Supercup winner: 2010, 2012
  • English FA Cup winner: 2016
  • English League Cup winner: 2017
  • English Community Shield winner: 2016

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