World Cup winner Andre Schurrle announces retirement at age of 29


The former Chelsea and Fulham midfielder left Borussia Dortmund at completion of the Bundesliga season.

World Cup winner Andre Schurrle has actually revealed his retirement from football at the age of 29.

The former Chelsea, Fulham and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder had his contract cancelled by Borussia Dortmund after concerning an arrangement with the club today regardless of having a year staying.

“I want to let you know that I’m stepping away from playing professional football,” the former Germany international, who was part of the squad which won the World Cup in 2014, wrote on Instagram.

” On behalf of myself and my family I wish to thank everyone who belonged of these extraordinary years.

“The support and love you shared with me was unbelievable and more I could have ever asked for. Now I’m ready and open for all the beautiful possibilities that are coming towards me.”

In an interview with German paper Der Speigel Schurrle added: “I do not need the applause any more.

“” The decision developed in me for a very long time … the depths ended up being much deeper and the highlights less and less”.

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