clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

BREAKING: Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from football!

One of Bayern Munich’s greatest players ever has decided to end his marvelous footballing career.

2019 MLS All-Star Game: MLS All-Stars v Atletico Madrid Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images

Bastian Schweinsteiger, a true Bayern Munich legend and an footballing icon of Germany, has officially retired from active football. As he leaves the football stage, he will be remembered as one of the greatest midfielders of his generations and one of the most successful German players ever.

Dear Fans, the time has now come, and I will be finishing my active career at the end of this season. I would like to thank both, you and my teams @fcbayern, @manchesterunited, @chicagofire and @dfb_team. You made this unbelievable time possible for me! And of course, I would also like to thank my wife @anaivanovic and my family for their support. 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. Many, many thanks for the time we spent together, I will always have a place for you in my heart! Yours, Basti.

On tuesday, ahead of Germany’s friendly against Argentina, Joachim Low talked about Basti (Kicker):

He is one of the greatest players Germany has ever produced. A great player, a great personality, always honest, always empathetic.

Bastian Schweinsteiger has won everything there is to win with his club Bayern Munich, and has also won the World Cup with Germany’s national team.

What is your favorite memory of Schweini?

Former teammate Philipp Lahm sends Basti greetings:

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bavarian Football Works Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Bayern Munich news from Bavarian Football Works