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Schweinsteiger’s road to success would not be easy, a journey that would take a number of twisting turns. From his international debut as a precocious teenager in the spring of 2004 through to that glorious moment of triumph in the Maracanã as a grizzled veteran with over a hundred caps over a decade later, he would weave and work his way through a number of phases. The promising youngster would give way to the impetuous and at times hotheaded youth, which would then be followed by a rocky period of injury, uncertainty and disappointment. Unlike many players who would retain the same essential character throughout their careers, Schweinsteiger would quickly learn from his mistakes – improving, developing and maturing like a fine wine. In Brazil, we would see the finest vintage on the biggest stage … His crowning moment would come in the final against Argentina. The comedian Schweini from 2006 and the peroxide blonde hothead from 2008 were now distant memories, and here was a man who was throwing everything into the fight while maintaining control of himself and encouraging those around him. Here he was, the master of his domain, the distributor, the commander, the indestructible midfield machine. The Terminator.” (x)

Alles Gute zum 30. Geburtstag, Fußballgott!

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has already won more than a century of caps for one of the strongest nations around and has now secured the World Cup itself. Add that to his seven league titles, numerous domestic cup trophies and a Champions League winners’ medal and his haul stacks up impressively against many of the best players to have played the sport. A fiercely committed winner, tactically astute and with the physical capacity to dictate games all day long, he is a manager’s dream and provides a perfect balance for a whole host of team-mates. The World Cup, and especially the final, is often said to separate the majestic and the great from the true echelons of world class. After a performance to rank alongside any which came before him in such a spectacular setting, Schweinsteiger can now be comfortably held in the same esteem as midfield legends from his own nation—such as Lothar Matthaus or Franz Beckenbauer—or even beyond, on the global stage.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, a true legend of the game. 

Happy 30th Birthday Basti! (01/08/1984)

Bastian Schweinsteiger apologizes to Borussia Dortmund (x)


“This is my home. This is my club. I want to win a lot of titles for the club that’s so special to me.”

“This is my home. This is my club. I want to win a lot of titles for the club that’s so special to me.”

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