7 Facts About Basti Schweinsteiger

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

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2. 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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3. 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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4. On 23 May 2015, Basti Schweinsteiger scored on his 500th appearance for Bayern.

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5. 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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6. On 8 October 2019, Basti Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from professional football.

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7. On 31 May, Basti Schweinsteiger was selected for Germany's final 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016.

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