Bundesliga

Andre Schurrle announces retirement from football at 29

The World Cup winner has called time on his career after cancelling his Dortmund contract

 
1:37pm on Friday 17th July 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Andre Schurrle has announced his retirement from football at just 29 years of age.

Following a successful career which saw him feature for elite clubs such as Leverkusen, Chelsea, Wolfsburg, and Dortmund, he has decided to hang up his boots after he and BVB agreed to the mutual cancellation of his contract this week.

In more recent years, he has been loaned out to Fulham and Spartak Moscow.

The decision comes as a surprising one due to his relatively young age, but according to the player himself, it had been coming for a while.

He told der Spiegel: "The decision matured in me for a long time.

“The depths became deeper and the highlights less and less.

“You always have to play a certain role in order to survive in the business, otherwise you will lose your job and you will not get a new one.”

The announcement comes just six years after Schurrle won the World Cup with Germany, playing a pivotal role in the final as it was his lung-bursting run to catch the ball down the line which allowed him to assist Mario Gotze for the winning goal.

After his contract with Dortmund ended, speculation generated about where he would move next, with China mentioned as a potential destination.

But, after an 11-year senior career and over €100m worth of transfer fees paid for his services, he has decided to quit.

Latest news

Champions League

The Swiss Model: How could the Champions League look in 2024?

The current tournament set-up will expire in three-and-a-half years time and moves are in place to shake up the structure

  • 25 minutes
Premier League

Chelsea have no weaknesses, says Joe Cole

The former Blues winger believes Frank Lampard has addressed the defensive issues which presented a problem in the past

  • 2 hours
Predicted XI

Lacazette, Pepe, Elneny in - How Arsenal could line-up against Rapid Vienna

Mikel Arteta's side need only a point to win the group and will likely employ a significant squad rotation policy against Rapid Vienna.

  • 4 hours
Predicted XI

Bale, Vinicius, Dele in - How Tottenham could line-up against LASK

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham side can qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League with a win on Thursday.

  • 4 hours
Champions League

Five years of Kylian Mbappe: The remarkable young career of the PSG superstar

PSG ace Kylian Mbappe made his professional debut on 2nd December, 2015 for Monaco and has barely stopped scoring since.

  • 6 hours

Most read