Former DFB captain Bastian Schweinsteiger ended his career. The 35-year-old said on social media.
Bastian Schweinsteiger announced via Twitter and Instagram the end of his active career. His departure leaves him a little wistful, the 35-year-old German said, but he is also looking forward to the exciting tasks ahead.
Their last game was played on Sunday by long-time FC Bayern pro at MLS club Chicago Fire. Schweinsteiger had moved to Major League Soccer in 2017 to gradually end his career.
A lot of fame with Bayern and DFB-Elf
Prior to last season abroad, the midfielder had won eight German championships and seven times the DFB Cup with Munich. In 2013, he won the triple under Jupp Heynckes with Bayern. He later spent two years in the Manchester United Premier League under contract.
Schweinsteiger also left with the national team scoring traces. He has participated in 7 major tournaments, 3 World Championships and 4 European Championships. He has always reached at least the semi-finals. In 2014, in Brazil, he became world champion and guarantor on the road to triumph.
Loew opens the door
In a total of 121 internationals, Schweinsteiger scored 24 goals after the 2014 World Cup until his departure from the DFB jersey after captain of the 2016 UEFA European Championship national team.
Any player who has played with us and set the goal of coaching is welcome to give it a try.
Possible he will return to DFB after his retirement. Federal coach Joachim Loew said, "We always have a place for him." He didn't know what his former protégé's plans were following. "But every player who has played for the national team and wants to be a coach is always welcome to give it a try – either on a training course or in a coaching position in the underground area," added Löw.
Schweinsteiger is married to former tennis player Ana Ivanovic and father of two.
Broadcast: Radio SRF 1, Abendbulletin, 08.10.2019 17:12