We look back at the outgoing Manchester United star’s wonderful career for club and country
You name it, he’s done it.
Bastian Schweinsteiger earned his senior debut at Bayern Munich in 2002, and has been a trophy magnet ever since.
Jose Mourinho may have frozen Schweinsteiger out at Old Trafford, shipping him out to MLS club Chicago Fire, but he was a colossus of the game when he was at Bayern.
A Bavarian powerhouse, Schweinsteiger picked up eight Bundesliga titles at Bayern, a shed load of German Cups and – after being pipped, somehow, by a relatively poor Chelsea side in 2012 – lifted the Champions League the following season.
Don’t even get me started on Schweinsteiger in a Germany shirt. Not only has he notched up 121 caps in a consistently brilliant international side, but he left nothing on the pitch after a momentous display against Argentina in his country’s 2014 World Cup triumph.
You can’t help but feel it’s still too early for Schweinsteiger to call time on his career in Europe at just 32 for a stint in the MLS.
United fans may be frustrated to have seen him left with the reserves when players like Marouane Fellaini were getting minutes on the Old Trafford turf, but Bayern Munich and Germany fans will certainly remember him as a bona fide great of German football.
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