Bastian Schweinsteiger, World Cup winner, retires from football after glorious 17-year career

Bastian Schweinsteiger, World Cup winner, retires from football after glorious 17-year career

- Bastian Schweinsteiger has retired from football at the age of 35

- He won the FA Cup with Manchester United and also the 2014 World Cup

- Schweinsteiger spent most of his career at Bayern Munich where he won eight Bundesliga titles

Former Bayern Munich and Manchester United star Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from the round leather game after playing football for 17 years.

During his active playing time, the attacking midfielder won eight Bundesliga titles, FA Cup with Manchester United and also the prestigious FIFA World Cup in 2014 as captain of Germany.

Schweinsteiger began his career as a young player at Bayern Munich in 2002 and went on to become a club legend during his 13-year stay at the club.

The 35-year-old German who last played for MLS side Chicago Fire took to social media on Tuesday evening, October 8, to announce his decision to quit football.

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''Dear Fans, the time has now come, and I will be finishing my active career at the end of this season.

"You made this unbelievable time possible for me! And of course, I would also like to thank my wife. my family for their support. Saying goodbye as an active player makes me feel a little nostalgic,'' he wrote on his official page.

Before leaving Bayern Munich for a move to Manchester United, Bastian Schweinsteiger played more than 500 games and also won seven German Cups.

Schweinsteiger also played 92 games for the MLS side Chicago netting eight goals as he explained that he will remain in football and could turn to coaching.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Arsenal star Carlos Vela recorded his name in the history books of the MLS by beating Zlatan Ibrahimovic to win the Golden Boot award with 34 goals.

In 2012, Carlos Vela was sold by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to Real Sociedad, and the 30-year-old Mexican has now become a huge star in US playing for Los Angeles FC.

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