Germany legend Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from football.
The 35-year-old midfielder has put an end to his glittering career which he has finished at MLS side Chicago Fire.
Schweinsteiger won eight Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, where he became respected as one of the best midfielders across world football.
His proudest moment would have undoubtedly been his World Cup triumph with Germany in 2014, after Joachim Low’s side defeated Argentina in the final in Brazil.
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When it was announced Schweinsteiger would join Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United in 2015 after such a successful spell at Bayern, fans were understandably excited.
Unfortunately for us Reds, we never got to see the midfield maestro at his best at Old Trafford and he could not replicate the form he showed in Germany.
Schweinsteiger was still adored by many fans and there were frustrations when he was alienated from the first-team setup when Jose Mourinho arrived at the club.
In March 2017 after just a two year spell at the club, Schweinsteiger was allowed to leave and joined Chicago Fire, where he enjoyed the twilight of his career.
Good luck in your retirement, Basti!
The Time has now come: I would like to thank both, you and my teams @FCBayern, @ManUtd, @ChicagoFire and @DFB_Team and of course @AnaIvanovic and my family for their support!
Thank you! pic.twitter.com/jNSrXGNpxF
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) October 8, 2019
🏆 8x Bundesliga
🏆 7x German Cup
🏆 1x Champions League
🏆 1x World Cup
Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement. pic.twitter.com/LBrRfKEyJH
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 8, 2019