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WC winner Schweinsteiger announces retirement

  • Published at 10:11 pm October 8th, 2019
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Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger earned 121 caps for Germany, scoring 24 goals and crowning his international career with the 2014 World Cup victory in Brazil

Germany's 2014 World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger Tuesday announced his retirement at the age of 35, following the end of the American MLS season.

Schweinsteiger, who has played for Chicago Fire since 2017, is among the most decorated German footballers, having won many titles with Germany's Bayern Munich and the national team over a 17-year professional career.

A midfielder, Schweinsteiger played for Bayern from 2002 to 2015, winning eight league titles, seven German Cups and the 2013 Champions League with the dominant Bundesliga team.

He then had a brief stint at Manchester United from 2015-17 before joining Chicago in the United States.

Schweinsteiger also earned 121 caps for Germany, scoring 24 goals and crowning his international career with the 2014 World Cup victory in Brazil.