Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Midfielder
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Real Name: Bastian Schweinsteiger
HT: 6' 0" WT: 175
International
Designated Player
Age: 33 (08/01/1984)
Birthplace: Kolbermoor, Germany, Germany
Hometown: Rosenheim, Germany

How he joined the club: Acquired from Manchester United as a Designated Player on March 21, 2017

 

2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): Schweinsteiger recorded three goals and six assists after joining the Fire from Manchester United in late March. The German midfielder became the ninth Fire player in club history to score in his debut, scoring the first goal in a 2-2 draw vs. MTL on 4/1. He scored again and added an assist two games later, a 3-0 win vs. NE on 4/15. The Fire were unbeaten in their first three matches after Schweinsteiger joined. Schweinsteiger was named to the MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field where he captained the home side for the first half. MLS Cup Playoffs: Came off the bench for the final 25 minutes in the Fire’s 4-0 loss vs. NY on 10/25. U.S. Open Cup: Started and played 120 minutes in the Fire’s Round of 16 match at FC Cincinnati on 6/29.

2016-17 (MANCHESTER UNITED): Did not appear in an EPL games. Europa League: Came off the bench to play 28 minutes in a 1-0 win against Saint-Etienne on 2/22. FA Cup: Had one goal and one assist in two games. Both the goal and assist came in a 4-0 win against Wigan on 1/29. EFL Cup: Came off the bench as a substitute in the quarterfinals as Manchester United defeated West Ham 4-1 on 11/30. Manchester United went on to win the tournament.

 

2015-16 (MANCHESTER UNITED): Had one goal and one assist in 18 EPL matches. The goal came during a 90-minute shift in a 1-1 draw against eventual EPL champions Leicester City. UEFA Champions League: Played 45 minutes in each of Manchester United’s qualification legs against Club Brugge, recording an assist in the second leg. Also started each of the club’s six group stage games. Europa League: Came off the bench in both of the club’s matches against Liverpool during Last 16 play. FA Cup: Played 90 minutes in Manchester United’s 1-0 win against Sheffield United on 1/9, and came off the bench in a 1-1 draw against West Ham in the sixth round. Manchester United went on to win the tournament. EFL Cup: Played 90 minutes in a 3-0 win against Ipswich Town on 9/23.

 

2014-15 (BAYERN MUNICH): Recorded five goals and four assists in 20 league games while helping Bayern Munich to a Bundesliga championship. Schweinsteiger wore the captain’s armband for 10 matches during the campaign, and scored goals in three of Bayern Munich’s final five matches. UEFA Champions League: Had one assist in two games during the group stage. Schweinsteiger had an assist in Bayern Munich’s decisive 7-0 aggregate win against Shakhtar Donetsk during the Last 16, then recorded two assists in a 5-3 aggregate loss against FC Barcelona during the semifinals. DFB-Pokal: Played in two matches as Bayern Munich reached the semifinals.

 

2013-14 (BAYERN MUNICH): Recorded four goals and five assists in 23 games while helping Bayern Munich to a Bundesliga championship. Schweinsteiger wore the captain’s armband for seven of those matches. UEFA Champions League: Scored one goal in four group stage games. Schweinsteiger scored against Arsenal in the second leg of a 3-1 Last 16 aggregate victory. He then scored an equalizing goal in the first leg against Manchester United during the quarterfinals. Schweinsteiger started both semifinal matches against Real Madrid, where Bayern Munich bowed out. DFB-Pokal: Played in four games as Bayern Munich won the title. DFL-Supercup: Came off the bench to play 23 minutes in a 4-2 loss against Borussia Dortmund.

 

2012-13 (BAYERN MUNICH): Had seven goals and five assists while helping lead Bayern Munich to the first treble in Bundesliga history, and earned German Player of the Year honors. Bayern Munich finished 29-1-4 with 91 points – a mark that stands as the most in league history. UEFA Champions League: Schweinsteiger played in all but one of Bayern Munich’s run to the UEFA Champions League title. He appeared in each of their six group stage games, helping the Bavarian side finish on top of Group F with 13 points. He started the first leg of the Last 16 match against Arsenal, but missed the second leg due to yellow card accumulation. On his return against Juventus, he recorded assists in both legs and then made it three games in-a-row with an assist in the semifinal first leg against FC Barcelona. Bayern Munich cruised to an all-German final against Borussia Dortmund with a 7-0 aggregate win against FC Barcelona, then defeated their league rivals 2-1 with a 90 minute shift from Bastian Schweinsteiger in that final. DFB-Pokal: Schweinsteiger played in five of Bayern Munich’s six matches. He had two assists in a semifinal against VfL Wolfsburg on 4/16, and played 90 minutes in a final win against VfB Stuttgart on 6/1.

 

2011-12 (BAYERN MUNICH): Had three goals and three assists in 22 Bundesliga games. UEFA Champions League: Had one assists in four group stage games. Schweinsteiger played in five knockout games, including a full shift in the final against Chelsea. DFB-Pokal: Had one goal in three games, and played 90 minutes in the final against Borussia Dortmund. 

 

2010-11 (BAYERN MUNICH): Had four goals and seven assists in 32 league games. UEFA Champions League: Had a brace against FC Basel on 9/28, recorded two assists against CFR Cluj on 11/3, and appeared in five games during group play. SChweinsteiger played 90 minutes in both legs of their Last 16 exit against Inter Milan. DFB-Pokal: Recorded a brace against Werder Bremen on 10/26 and played in all five of Bayern Munich’s matches before they bowed out in the semifinals against FC Schalke 04.

 

2009-10 (BAYERN MUNICH): Had two goals and two assists in 33 league games, helping Bayern Munich win the Bundesliga. UEFA Champions League: Sschweinsteiger was a central figure for Bayern Munich’s run to the 2009-10 Final against Inter Milan. He put in 90-minute shifts in each of the Bavarian sides’ group games. Schweinsteiger played max minutes in a Last 16 series against Fiorentina, played 90 minutes in the second leg of a quarterfinal against Manchester United after missing the first due to yellow card accumulation, and then started each of the remaining three games in the tournament, ceding only 17 minutes in the second leg of Bayern Munich’s semifinal against Olympique Lyon. DFB-Pokal: Schweinsteiger played in four of Bayern Munich’s six games en route to a championship. He scored in a 4-0 rout of Werder Bremen in the final.

 

2008-09 (BAYERN MUNICH): Had five goals and a career-high 12 assists in 31 games. His assist total tied with teammate Franck Ribery for No. 5 in the Bundesliga that season. UEFA Champions League: Had a goal and an assist in six group stage games. He also notched a goal and an assist in the second leg of a Last 16 rout of Sporting CP. DFB-Pokal: Played in four games, and had a brace in a 5-1 win against VfB Stuttgart on 1/27. Schweinsteiger & Co. bowed out in the quarterfinals.

 

2007-08 (BAYERN MUNICH): Had one goal and nine assists in 30 league games, helping Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title. UEFA Cup: Had three assists in 12 games, leading Bayern Munich to the semifinals. DFB-Pokal: Played in four games, including a start and 86-minute shift in the finals. Bayern Munich won the tournament with a 2-1 result against Borussia Dortmund on 4/19.

 

2006-07 (BAYERN MUNICH): Had four goals and six assists in 27 league games. UEFA Champions League: Had two goals and one assist in five group stage games. Helped Bayern Munich reach the quarterfinals with starts in both Last 16 legs against Real Madrid, and put in a 90 minute shift in the first leg against AC Milan in the quarters. DFB-Pokal: Had one assist in three games while helping Bayern Munich reach the Last 16.

 

2005-06 (BAYERN MUNICH): Had three goals and three assists in 30 league games, helping Bayern Munich win the Bundesliga title. UEFA Champions League: Had two assists in six group stage games. Schweinsteiger added another assist in the second leg of Bayern Munich’s Last 16 match against AC Milan. DFB-Pokal: Had two assists in four games as Bayern Munich won the cup.

 

2004-05 (BAYERN MUNICH): Had three goals and six assists in 26 games helping Bayern Munich to a Bundesliga title. UEFA Champions League: Played in five of six group stage games. Schweinsteiger had a goal in the first leg and an assist in the second leg of a quarterfinal exit against Chelsea. DFB-Pokal: Played in six games as Bayern Munich marched to the cup title. Recorded assists in their second round and semifinal games.

 

2003-04 (BAYERN MUNICH): Had four goals and five assists in 26 games. UEFA Champions League: Played in two group stage games as a substitute, and came off the bench in Bayern Munich’s Last 16 second leg against Real Madrid. DFB-Pokal: Played in three games as Bayern Munich reached the quarterfinals.

 

2002-03 (BAYERN MUNICH): Signed with Bayern Munich in December of 2002 after debuting for the club as a youth player in UEFA Champions League action against RC Lens on 11/13. He went on to record two assists in 14 league games during his first year as a pro. UEFA Champions League: Made his first team and UEFA Champions League debut at 18 years old against RC Lens on 11/13. Bayern Munich drew the game 3-3. DFB-Pokal: Scored a brace against FC Koln in the quarterfinals as Bayern Munich went on to win the tournament.

 

INTERNATIONAL (GERMANY): Has appeared 121 times for the German National Team, including 20 total appearances in FIFA World Cup play across the 2006 and 2010 competitions (both third-place German finishes) as well as Germany’s cup-winning run in the 2014 tournament. He has additionally represented Die Mannschaft in four consecutive editions of the UEFA European Championship, netting 18 total appearances in the tournament from 2004-16, which includes a runner-up medal from the 2008 competition. Was named captain of the national team following Phillip Lahm’s retirement in late 2014, and himself retired from international play in July of 2016.

 

YOUTH (BAYERN MUNICH): Signed with Bayern Munich as a youth player in 1998, and worked his way up the youth ranks until earning a first-team contract in late 2002. Had prior youth stints with TSV 1860 Rosenheim and FV Oberaudorf.


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MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Chicago Fire242331993625525150
Career Totals-242331993625525150
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