Bastian Schweinsteiger is a German former professional footballer and athlete. Bastian Schweinsteiger mostly played as a central midfielder.
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Bastian Schweinsteiger was born on 1st August 1984. Presently, this personality is 38 years old and his sun sign is Leo. His birthplace is Kolbermoor, West Germany.
His father’s name is Alfred Schweinsteiger and his mother’s name is Monika Schweinsteiger. Likewise, he also has a brother named Tobias Schweinsteiger. Moreover, he is a Roman Catholic.
Bastian is a German former professional footballer. This personality usually played as a central midfielder. Earlier in his career, this player primarily played as a wide midfielder. He is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, due to his tactical awareness, passing, positioning, and also due to his ability to read and control the flow of the game.
Moreover, Joachim Löw has referred to him as one of the greatest players Germany has ever produced. This player spent 17 seasons at Bayern Munich, playing in exactly 500 matches across all competitions and scoring 68 goals. Similarly, his honors at the club include eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokal titles, a FIFA Club World Cup title a UEFA Champions League title, and a UEFA Super Cup title.
Bastian joined Manchester United in the year 2015, playing sparingly for 18 months before moving to Chicago Fire. Moreover, he announced his retirement from playing in October 2019. He played for the German national team from the years 2004 to 2016. This player is Germany’s fourth-most-capped player of all time, having earned 121 caps and scored 24 goals.
Bastian was selected in their squads for four European Championships and three World Cups, including their victory at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Similarly, in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Bastian was widely regarded as one of the most important contributors to Germany’s victorious campaign, playing an especially important role in defending Lionel Messi in the Final.
Moreover, following Philipp Lahm’s international retirement on 2 September 2014, this player was named captain of the national team. Bastian played his last match for Germany against Finland on 31 August 2016, after which he retired from international football.
Furthermore, this player is known to fans as “Schweini” or “Basti”, the latter to distinguish him from his elder brother, Tobias, a professional footballer who played for Bayern Munich, albeit in the reserve team. Additionally, he was a talented ski racer and is childhood friends with Felix Neureuther.
Speaking of his style of play, he has a typical midfielder style of play, who loves to create key passes and assist a lot of his other teammates. Moreover, his style of gameplay and skills made him the best midfielder in the world along with his great goalscoring ability.
This player’s net worth is around $80 million. Every year Bastian earns around $19.4 million as his base salary. And of the field, this personality earns around $3 million from various brand endorsements.
Bastian was in a relationship with model Sarah Brandner from the year 2007 until July 2014. The two lived in Munich together. In September 2014, this personality started a relationship with Serbian tennis player, Ana Ivanovic. They married on 12 July 2016 in Venice, Italy. Together, the two have two sons, born in the years 2018 and 2019.
This player is 1.83 m or 6 feet tall. And, he weighs around 79 kilos or 174 lbs. Moreover, he has blonde hair and a set of blue eyes. There are no other measurements of Bastian’s body. However, he has a well-maintained and solid body physique.
His ‘@bastianschweinsteiger’ Instagram account has earned over 13.5 million followers. He has amassed over 5 million followers on his ‘@BSchweinsteiger’ Twitter account. Similarly, he has gained over 8.4 million followers on his Facebook page. And, his self-titled YouTube channel has gained more than 3.02K subscribers.