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5 former football superstars who are still playing

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16 Jan 2019, 16:30 IST

#4 Bastian Schweinsteiger

Schweinsteiger at the GQ Men Of The Year Award 2018
Schweinsteiger at the GQ Men Of The Year Award 2018

The German midfielder started his career with Bayern Munich, joining the Bundesliga Champions as a youth player in the summer of 1998. He rose through the ranks at Bayern and was promoted to the first team in the 2002/03 season.

He went on to play 13 seasons there, making 500 appearances for the first team, scoring 68 goals. He had a trophy-laden career with the German giants, winning 8 Bundesliga Titles, 7 DFB-Pokal, 1 DFB-Ligapokal, 1 DFL-Supercup and 1 UEFA Champions League. He also won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Germany

In Louis Van Gaal's second season at Manchester United, the Dutchman brought his former midfield maestro at Old Trafford, ahead of the 2015/16 season. Schweinsteiger had a modest first season, making 31 appearances and scoring 1 goal, winning the F.A. Cup.

With the arrival of Jose Mourinho though, the German International was relegated to training with the reserves, making just 4 appearances and scoring 1 goal. He finally moved on to MLS side Chicago Fire, where he has been highly effective, making 60 appearances in 2 seasons, scoring 7 goals.

Schweinsteiger currently plays his football in the MLS with Chicago Fire and besides playing as a midfielder, has also played as a part of a back three, working as a sweeper.

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