38 Facts About Basti Schweinsteiger

1. Basti Schweinsteiger says he relished battles with the Spanish side and recalls them as some of the most enjoyable of his career.

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2. Basti Schweinsteiger made his Bayern debut as an 18-year-old left-back, creating a goal in the Champions League just ten minutes after coming off the bench in 2002.

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3. Basti Schweinsteiger is presently in a relationship with Ana Ivanovic, the Serbian Tennis player.

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4. Basti Schweinsteiger made his first goal for the club against Leicester City.

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5. Basti Schweinsteiger signed a three-year contract with Manchester United in 2015.

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6. Basti Schweinsteiger played as Captain of the German National Team in the Euro 2016, steering Germany to victory against Georgia.

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7. Basti Schweinsteiger had played 41 international matches for the national team of Germany by the age of 22.

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8. Basti Schweinsteiger scored his first goal, while playing for Bayern against VfL Wolfsburg in 26 Bundesliga games.

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9. Basti Schweinsteiger plays for the national team of Germany and English club Manchester United as a central mid-fielder.

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10. Basti Schweinsteiger signed with Bayern Munich as a youth team player on 1 July 1998 and soon was successful with the youth teams and the second team.

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11. Basti Schweinsteiger has sponsorship deals with Adidas, who supply the midfielder with their F50 Adipure boots, Right Guard and Funny Frisch Chips.

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12. Basti Schweinsteiger loves his coffee and is a regular customer of Starbucks.

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13. Basti Schweinsteiger performed admirably in this role, adding valuable leadership and international experience to a very young German side.

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14. Basti Schweinsteiger captained the team for the first time in a friendly against the United Arab Emirates.

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15. Basti Schweinsteiger was called up to the 2006 FIFA World Cup on home soil and shot into prominence at the tournament with his two brilliant long-range strikes in the third-place match against Portugal, which won him the Man of the Match award.

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16. Basti Schweinsteiger was part of the Germany squad for every major tournament from UEFA Euro 2004 until Euro 2016.

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17. Basti Schweinsteiger was a fan favourite at Bayern and was usually called Fußballgott by Bayern's fans.

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18. Basti Schweinsteiger transferred to Manchester United on 13 July 2015, having been at Bayern for 17 years.

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19. Basti Schweinsteiger came in for Mario Gotze in the 78th minute.

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20. On 25 April 2012, Basti Schweinsteiger scored from the last and match-clinching penalty kick against Real Madrid to send Bayern through to the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final, where they would face Chelsea.

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21. Basti Schweinsteiger scored his first Bayern goal against VfL Wolfsburg in September 2003.

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22. Basti Schweinsteiger signed with Bayern Munich as a youth team player on 1 July 1998 and rose through the club's youth sides.

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23. Basti Schweinsteiger played his last match for Germany against Finland on 31 August 2016, after which he retired from international football.

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24. Basti Schweinsteiger was selected in their squads for four European Championships and three World Cups, including their victory at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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25. Basti Schweinsteiger joined Manchester United in 2015, playing sparingly for 18 months before moving to Chicago Fire.

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26. Basti Schweinsteiger spent 17 seasons at Bayern Munich, playing in exactly 500 matches across all competitions and scoring 68 goals.

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27. Basti Schweinsteiger is in line for a pivotal role in South Africa In previous.

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28. Basti Schweinsteiger was in a relationship with model Sarah Brandner from 2007 until July 2014.

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29. Basti Schweinsteiger established himself as first choice as defensive midfielder in Germany's qualifying group.

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30. Basti Schweinsteiger featured often in 2010 World Cup qualifying, playing nine of the 10 games and contributing three goals.

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31. Basti Schweinsteiger made his international debut in June 2004 in a friendly against Hungary.

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32. On 7 December 2015, Basti Schweinsteiger was punished with a three-match retrospective ban by The Football Association for striking West Ham United's Winston Reid in the throat in their meeting two days earlier.

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33. Basti Schweinsteiger made his pre-season debut for Manchester United in a friendly match against Club America on 17 July 2015.

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34. Basti Schweinsteiger was a fan favorite at Bayern and was usually called Fußballgott by Bayern's fans.

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35. On 23 May 2015, Basti Schweinsteiger scored on his 500th appearance for Bayern.

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36. Basti Schweinsteiger received the 2013 German player of the year due to his performance for Bayern Munich.

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37. On 6 April 2013, Basti Schweinsteiger scored a backheel flick goal against Eintracht Frankfurt which sealed the Bundesliga title for Bayern.

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38. Basti Schweinsteiger played for the German national team from 2004 to 2016.

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