German veteran midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement on Tuesday October 8th. The 35-year-old Schweinsteiger confirmed on his Twitter account that he would finish his football career by the end of the season.
"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", Schweinsteiger said.
The ex-Germany national football team star announced his retirement after his current team Chicago Fire team failed to make the MLS play-offs. Germany national team coach Joachim Loew confirmed early on Tuesday that he will always have a place for Schweinsteiger in the DFB Eleven's coaching staff.
"We will always have a place for him," said Loew in Dortmund where Germany are preparing to host Argentina in a friendly on Wednesday.
Schweinsteiger spent 17 seasons at Bayern Munich as he played 500 matches in all competitions, scoring 68 goals before joining Manchester United in 2015 where he won the FA Cup.
He won eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokal titles, a UEFA Champions League title, a FIFA Club World Cup title and a UEFA Super Cup title.