Bastian Schweinsteiger is undoubtedly a world-class magnitude. World champion in football as part of the German national team, silver in European championships, many club and personal achievements. Today Bastian is the most titled German in the history of German sports.
Not far from the border, in southern Germany, in the small town of Kolbermore, Bastian Schweinsteiger was born on August 1, 1984. From an early age he had an irresistible craving for sports, but despite the prevailing stereotypes about Germany and football, young Bastian achieved success in another sport - he chose skiing.
In preschool age, he even won several children's competitions. Despite the obvious successes, he quickly lost interest in skiing and simply stopped practicing. And soon, thanks to the advice of his older brother, he quickly found himself a new occupation - he began to get involved in football. Schweini learned the basics of the most popular sport at the Rosenheim Academy in 1860, a club from the regional club of Bavaria.
As is usually the case with future stars, the breeders of the top club drew attention to the talented youngster. In Bastian's case, it was Bayern Munich. Before settling in the main team, Schweinsteiger played 34 doubles, the second team, which is Bayern's farm club and plays in the regional championship. Since 2002, Schweini has been given a chance to prove himself as a base and he periodically takes to the field. This gave its results and in 2004 he became a player of the main team.
In total, as part of the German grandee, the famous Basti played 500 games, in which he scored 68 times by scoring an opponent's goal. Eight times became the champion of Germany, won 7 cups of the country, the German also has 2 German Super Cups and the coveted trophy of all European football players - the Champions League Cup.
Despite all the devotion to Bayern, the titled German in 2015 decides to go to foggy Albion, where he signs a contract with Manchester United. Unfortunately, this period in Schweini's life becomes the most unfortunate.
The fact is that at the time of signing the head coach of Manchester United was Louis Van Gaal, but due to poor results he was quickly replaced by the notorious Jose Mourinho. Bastian's talent was not useful to the new coach in his game schemes, and he decided to send him to the reserve. In short, Bastian Schweinsteiger came to the club in the midst of a change - and it is always hard work, a difficult time for both the coach and the players.
It was a blow not only to the level of the game, but also to the prestige of the famous German. Despite this, Schweinsteiger hoped and waited for the chance to prove himself for one of the best clubs in England. Mourinho did not give the German such a chance, and at the end of the current contract, like most of the top players in Europe, he went to conquer the United States.
In March 2017, the club from MLS "Chicago Fire" announced an agreement with Bastian. Just two weeks after signing, in his debut match, Schweini opened the scoring with his goals for Chicago. In this club, he performs to this day. In January 2018, Bastian renewed his contract with the Chicago Fire for another season.
In the same year, on 28 August, he played a farewell match at the Bayern stadium. The home team played with the Chicago Fire. The hero of the occasion played in half for both teams and scored a goal for Bayern in the second half of the meeting. The game ended with a crushing score of 4-0 in favor of the Munich team. The match was more of an entertainment nature, on his return to the United States, Schweinsteiger continued playing in the MLS for Chicago.
Bastian began playing for the national team in 2004, but he was able to score goals only a year later, in a friendly game against the Russian team. As part of the national team, he became the bronze medalist of the Confederations Cup in 2005, twice the bronze medalist of the World Championships in 2006 and 2010, and he also won the bronze medal of the 2012 European Championship.
In 2014, at the World Cup in Brazil, having sensationally beaten the hosts of the tournament 7-1 in the semifinals, the Germans reached the final, in which they beat Argentina in extra time. So Bastian in the German national team became the world champion in football. He completed his performances for the national team in 2016, and made a statement about this on Twitter, a little later after the coach of Manchester United transferred him to the youth team.
This brutal German with a typically Aryan appearance has always attracted women, but has never been distinguished by a messy relationship. For a long time, his only passion was a model from Germany, Sara Brandner.
In addition to football, there are many other hobbies in the life of the eminent German. He loves travel, gatherings with friends, plays basketball, was always interested in how Bayern lived - his brother plays there. By the way, he himself does not like the nickname "Schweini", preferring to respond to "Basti". He starred in several sports documentaries and commercials, the most famous of which is the video for the Battle of the Kings computer game.
In 2014, the whole world learned that Bastian had a new love - the famous tennis player Ana Ivanovic, an athlete from Serbia.
In 2016, the couple got married in Venice, and in March 2018, the happy husband and wife of Schweinsteiger announced on Twitter that they had a child, both writing “Welcome to the world, our little boy. We are very happy!". Family for Basti is very important, which he does not get tired of talking about.