Toni Kroos confirms retirement after Euro 2024

Veteran midfielder Toni Kroos has confirmed his decision to retire from football after Germany’s campaign at Euro 2024 this summer.

Kroos, 34, has enjoyed an illustrious career which includes the 2014 FIFA World Cup and four La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns with Real Madrid whom he joined in 2014.

The final club game of his career will be this season’s Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on June 1 at Wembley Stadium.

“July 17th, 2014,- the day of my presentation at Real Madrid, the day that changed my life,” Kroos said on Instagram.

“My life as a footballer — but especially as a person. It was the start of a new chapter at the biggest club in the world. After 10 years, at the end of the season, this chapter comes to an end.

“At the same time this decision means that my career as an active footballer will end this summer after the European Championship.

“As I have always said: Real Madrid is and will be my last club. I am happy and proud, that in my mind I found the right timing for my decision and that I could choose it on my own.”

Kroos before joining Real Madrid enjoyed seven trophy-laden years at Bayern Munich from 2007-2014 and lifted three Bundesliga titles as well as three German Cups and Champions League title.


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