World football’s one of the finest legends of all time announces retirement
XtraTime Web Desk: German football legend and one of the finest midfielders of all time, Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his decision to hang up his boots from football following Chicago Fire’s failure to reach the MLS playoffs.
The 35-year-old stated via Twitter that “the time has now come” to conclude his playing career at the end of the 2019 season.
In a message to fans, he said: “I would like to thank both you and my teams FC Bayern, Manchester United, Chicago Fire and the German national team. You made this unbelievable time possible for me!”
“And of course, I would also like to thank my wife Ana Ivanovic and my family for their support.”
“Saying goodbye as an active player makes me feel a little nostalgic, but I am also looking forward to the exciting challenges that await me soon.”
“I will remain faithful to football. Many, many thanks for the time we spent together, I will always have a place for you in my heart!”