Schweinsteiger announces retirement from football after 17-year career

‘The time has now come’: Former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement from football after 17-year career… in which he won an FA Cup, a World Cup and EIGHT Bundesliga titles!

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from professional football
  • The 35-year-old played for Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chicago Fire
  • He had a successful 17-year career, particularly in his time playing for Bayern 

Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from professional football. 

The German midfielder, who represented Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chicago Fire in the MLS, broke the news on social media on Tuesday afternoon. 

Schweinsteiger’s decision brings to a close his richly successful 17-year career which saw him win eight Bundesliga titles, the FA Cup while at United and the World Cup in 2014 as Germany captain. 

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Liebe Fans, nun ist die Zeit gekommen: ich werde meine aktive Karriere zum Ende dieser Saison beenden. Ich danke Euch und meinen Mannschaften @fcbayern, @manchesterunited, @chicagofire und @dfb_team – Ihr habt mir diese für mich so unglaubliche Zeit ermöglicht! Und natürlich danke ich meiner Frau @anaivanovic und meiner Familie für ihre Unterstützung. Mein Abschied als aktiver Spieler stimmt mich ein bisschen wehmütig, aber freue mich auch auf die spannenden Aufgaben, die mich bald erwarten. Dem Fußball werde ich treu bleiben. 1000 Dank für die gemeinsame Zeit, ich werde Euch immer im Herzen tragen! Euer Basti. 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.

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In an emotive post on his Instagram page, the 35-year-old wrote: ‘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 @anaivanovicand 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.’

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