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The Full Story Behind Toni Kroos’ Retirement

Stuttgart, Germany. 05th July, 2024. Toni Kroos (8) of Germany looking dejected and disappointed after conceding the 1-0 goal during a soccer game between the national teams of Spain and Germany in the Quarter Final stage of the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament, on Friday 5 July 2024 in Stuttgart, Germany . (Photo by David Catry/Sportpix/Content Curation/Sipa USA) Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Live News
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On July 5, 2024, renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted the official announcement of Toni Kroos’ retirement from professional football. The tweet expressed gratitude from football fans worldwide for Kroos’ contributions to the sport.

  • Toni Kroos announced his retirement from professional football on July 5, 2024.
  • Fabrizio Romano shared the news via Twitter, thanking Kroos for his contributions.
  • Kroos is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation.

Toni Kroos’ Retirement Announcement

Toni Kroos, the celebrated German midfielder, has officially retired from professional football. The announcement was made on July 5, 2024, by football journalist Fabrizio Romano, who tweeted the news, expressing the collective gratitude of football fans for Kroos’ remarkable career.


Kroos, known for his exceptional passing accuracy, vision, and ability to control the tempo of the game, has been a pivotal figure for both his club and country. His retirement marks the end of an era for many football fans who have admired his skill and professionalism on the pitch.

Player Profile

Toni Kroos, born on January 4, 1990, in Greifswald, Germany, stands at 1.83 meters tall and has played primarily as a central midfielder, though he has also been deployed in attacking and defensive midfield roles. He holds German citizenship and was represented by Sports360 GmbH. His last club was Real Madrid, and he earned 113 caps and scored 17 goals for the German national team. As of June 7, 2024, his market value was €10.00 million.

Career Statistics

Club Career

  • Total Appearances: 754
  • Total Goals: 67
  • Total Assists: 83

By Competition

  • La Liga (Real Madrid): 306 appearances, 21 goals, 89 assists
  • Bundesliga (Bayern Munich): 173 appearances, 25 goals, 50 assists
  • UEFA Champions League: 151 appearances, 13 goals, 29 assists
  • DFB-Pokal: 26 appearances, 5 goals, 5 assists
  • Copa del Rey: 23 appearances, 0 goals, 4 assists
  • Supercopa: 13 appearances, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Club World Cup: 11 appearances, 0 goals, 4 assists
  • UEFA Super Cup: 5 appearances, 0 goals, 1 assist

International Career

  • Germany National Team: 113 caps, 17 goals
  • Germany U21: 10 caps, 2 goals
  • Germany U19: 5 caps, 3 goals
  • Germany U17: 36 caps, 18 goals

Transfer History

  • Bayern Munich to Bayer Leverkusen (Loan): January 2009
  • Bayer Leverkusen to Bayern Munich (End of Loan): June 2010
  • Bayern Munich to Real Madrid: July 2014, Transfer Fee: €25 million

Achievements

Club

  • Bundesliga Titles: 3 (Bayern Munich)
  • DFB-Pokal Titles: 3 (Bayern Munich)
  • La Liga Titles: 3 (Real Madrid)
  • Copa del Rey Titles: 1 (Real Madrid)
  • UEFA Champions League Titles: 4 (Real Madrid)
  • FIFA Club World Cup Titles: 5 (Real Madrid)
  • UEFA Super Cup Titles: 3 (Real Madrid)

International

  • FIFA World Cup: 2014 (Germany)
  • UEFA European Championship: Runner-up 2008 (Germany)

For more detailed player statistics and transfer history, check Toni Kroos’ profile on Transfermarkt.

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