Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from professional football.
Bastian born 1 August 1984 he is a German retired professional footballer who played as central midfielder. Earlier in his career, he primarily played as a wide midfielder.
He spent 17 seasons at Bayern Munich, playing in around 350 matches across all competitions and scoring 68 goals. His honours at the club include eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokal titles, a UEFA Champions League title, a FIFA Club World Cup title and a UEFA Super Cup title.He joined Manchester United in 2015, playing sparingly for 18 months before moving to Chicago Fire.
Schweinsteiger played for the German national team from 2004 to 2016.
He is Germany’s fourth most-capped player of all time, having earned 121 caps and scored 24 goals, in a 12-year international career starting in 2004. He
was selected in their squads for four European Championships and three World Cups, including their victory at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Following Philipp Lahm’s international retirement on 2 September 2014, Schweinsteiger was named captain of the national team.
He played his last match for Germany against Finland on 31 August 2016, after which he retired from international football.On 8 October 2019, Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from professional football.
Schweinsteiger is Roman Catholic.He is known to fans as
“Schweini” or “Basti”, the latter to distinguish him from his elder brother, Tobias, a professional footballer who also played for Bayern Munich, albeit in the reserve team. Schweinsteiger was in a relationship with model Sarah Brandner from 2007 until July 2014.
They lived in Munich together.
In September 2014, he began a relationship with Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic.
The couple wed on 12 July 2016 in Venice, Italy. The couple have two sons: Luka, born on 17 March 2018 in Chicago, and an unnamed baby born on 30 August 2019.