Ex-Germany, Bayern star Bastian Schweinsteiger is retiring
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger says he is retiring from soccer, ending an 18-year professional career.
The 35-year-old midfielder made 121 appearances for Germany from 2004-16, and was in the team that won the World Cup in 2014.
Schweinsteiger announced his retirement over Twitter on Tuesday, writing: “Saying goodbye as an active player makes me feel a little nostalgic but I am looking forward to the exciting challenges that await me soon.”
He is married to former tennis player Ana Ivanovic.