Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement from soccer

    Bastian Schweinsteiger waves during his farewell match between Bayern Munich and Chicago Fire

    (CNN)German World Cup champion Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from soccer, the decorated midfielder said in a statement on social media Tuesday.

    Schweinsteiger spent a majority of his career with European giants Bayern Munich, where he won eight Bundesliga titles and seven German cups as well as the Champions league in 2013.
      Schweinsteiger poses with Bayern Munich trophies
      The 35-year-old made over 300 appearances for the Bavarian side, scoring 45 goals from 2002-2015.
      The German netted 24 times for his national side in 121 appearances and was a part of the 2014 World Cup-winning side.
      Schweinsteiger wrote, "Saying goodbye as an active player makes me feel a little nostalgic, but I am also looking forward to the exciting challenges that await me soon."
      The retiree will not be the only one feeling nostalgic as his former club posted this farewell video showing the best moments from Schweinsteiger's career in Munich. From a young debut, to amazing goals, and countless passionate celebrations, Bayern will surely remember him fondly.